Drug Information Resources

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 02/2018

The websites below offer prescription drug databases that describe how medications work, the cancers they are generally prescribed for, safety precautions, and possible side effects. This list is provided for informational purposes only. Cancer.Net and ASCO do not endorse the content, operators, products, or services of such applications and websites and are not responsible directly or indirectly for any damages or injury caused by or in connection with use of any content, products, or services available through third-party applications and websites. As always, be sure to talk with your health care team about any questions you may have about information you find.

Medline Plus Drug Information. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this database includes information on the precautions, side effects, and proper use of thousands of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Drug Information Summaries. The NCI has compiled consumer-friendly overviews for more than 250 common cancer drugs and drug combinations. Each summary includes information on appropriate drug usage, side effects, drug interactions, and links to current clinical trials in which the drug is being used.

WebMD Drugs and Medications Database. This listing summarizes the uses, precautions, side effects, interactions, and overdose information for more than 60,000 medications, herbs, and supplements.