FDA launches new medication guide database

The United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have launched a new medication guide database which has replaced the current medication guide web page.

The guide is a form of patient labelling provided with many medicines and is part of the FDA-approved prescription drug labelling. The guide helps to address issues that are specific to particular prescription medicines or biologics and may help patients avoid serious adverse events.

New features include: active pharmaceutical ingredient and brand name search for medication guides; the ability to download to spreadsheets; streamlined data entry for faster updates and improved usability on mobile devices.

To view the new medication guide database, please click here.