PRESCRIPTION DRUG SAFETY
Pharmacies are required to provide a warning
sheet for every drug given to customers. The
warning sheets provide information on the safe
use of a prescribed drug, warnings about
potential side effects, and other safety
information. Patients should read these sheets
before taking the prescription and call the
pharmacist or doctor with any questions.
PHYSICIAN DESK REFERENCE
Information about prescription drugs can be
found in the Physicians Desk Reference, a
reference book used by doctors and pharmacists.
This reference tool is available at any library.
An online version is available to the public for
a membership fee.
Consumers can also find safety information on
prescription medications on the internet at the
National Library of Medicine website,
U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Consumers can find safety information on
prescription medications by calling the FDA's
information line, 888-INFO-FDA or by searching
on the FDA website,
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SOURCES: Medline Plus; U.S. Food and Drug
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2012