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FDA Launches New Medication Guide Database


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the launch of its new Medication Guide database. The new database replaces the current Medication Guide web page. According to the announcement by the FDA, “Medication guides are provided with many prescription medicines. A Medication Guide is a form of patient labeling that is part of the FDA-approved prescription drug labeling. Medication Guides address issues that are specific to particular prescription drugs or biologic products and can help patients avoid serious adverse events.”

The new medication guide database includes the following features:

  • Active ingredient and brand name search for medication guides,
  • Download capabilities to CSV and Excel spreadsheets,
  • Streamlined data entry for faster database updates and,
  • Improved mobile device usability.

To view the new medication guide database, click here