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Background Information

Review these books in the library's collection for background information on your selected drug:

Drug Information, Administration, Mechanism

Perform a search in the PDR to view:

  • Drug classes
  • Boxed warning
  • DEA class
  • Description
  • Common brand names
  • How supplied
  • Dosage / indications
  • Administration and storage
  • Contraindications / precautions
  • Adverse reactions
  • Drug interactions
  • Mechanism of action

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Self Guided Information

Look up your selected drug in library subscription databases.  

Perform a keyword search with the brand name, generic name, or drug class.  Refine your search by adding additional keywords you're interested in.


(Norvasc OR amlodipine besylate) AND (hot flash* OR flush* OR edema)

(Mucinex OR guaifenesin) AND long-term

Metformin AND (dementia OR Alzheimer* OR cognitive impairment)

Note: Need help with developing an effective online search strategy? Review the Library Information Modules: Modules 1-3 

Chemical Structure

propranolol chemical structure

Look up your selected drug in PubChem:

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