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CareNotes™ System from Micromedex includes patient education documents geared at the 6th to 8th grade reading level for health providers to use with their patients. New York: Truven Health Analytics; 2013-. Requires subscription.

Chew RH, Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, editors. What Your Patients Needs to Know About Psychiatric Medications. 2nd ed. Washington (DC): American Psychiatric Press; 2009.

DailyMed provides information about prescription drugs that appears on medication package inserts or boxes.

The Drug Information Portal is a gateway to current drug information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other government agencies, including some of the resources below.

DrugPoints from Micromedex (formerly USP DI Vol. 2. Advice for the Patient. New York: Truven Health Analytics; 2008- . Requires subscription. provides information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products.

MedlinePlus Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information provides information about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies, including side effects, dosage, special precautions.

eMC: electronic Medicines Compendium lists medicines licensed for use in the United Kingdom and checked by U.K and European government agencies. It includes Summaries of Product Characteristics (known as SPCs or SmPCs) and Patient Information Leaflets (known as PILs, Package Leaflets or PLs). London: DataPharm; 1977-.

MedlinePlus Medicines topic page includes some links to other information including Storing Your Medicine, IV Treatment at Home, How to Dispose of Unused Medicines, and Using Medicines Wisely.

My Dietary Supplements (MYDS) Mobile App is an easy way to keep track of the vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products you take - right in the palm of your hand. Bethesda (MD): Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health; 2013- .

Your Medicine: Be Smart. Be Safe. Medicine Wallet Card includes a form to record your vital drug information. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research; April 2011.

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