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Side Effects and Interactions


Institute for Safe Medication Practices is a non-profit organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations, and the pharmaceutical industry to provide education about adverse drug events and their prevention.

MedWatch, a component of the United States Food and Drug Administration, is the program for reporting serious reactions and problems with medical products such as drugs and medical devices.


DailyMed® sponsored jointly by NLM and FDA contains FDA package inserts or drug labels for human and animal drugs and other products. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 2005- . See available drug record tabs for Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, and Adverse Reactions.

Micromedex Drugs Interactions feature to find possible interactions for: Drug-Drug, Drug-Allergy, Drug-Food, Drug-Ethanol, Drug-Lab, Drug-Tobacco, Drug-Pregnancy, and Drug-Lactation. Ann Arbor(MI): Trueven Health Analytics; 2013- .

Other Resources

Aronson JK, editor. Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: the international encyclopedia of adverse drug reactions and interactions. 16th ed. Amsterdam, Boston: Elsevier; 2015. 7 vols.

Crowe JP, Sr., Pronsky ZM. Food Medication Interactions. 16th ed. Birchrunville, PA: Food-Medication Interactions; 2010.

Dukes, MNG. Side Effects of Drugs Annual. Amsterdam: Elsevier; 1977- .

Hansten PD, Horn JR. Hansten and Horn's Drug Interactions Analysis and Management. St. Louis, MO: Facts and Comparisons; 2013.

Karalliedde L, et al. Adverse Drug Interactions: a handbook for prescribers. London: Hodder Education; 2010.

Lyubimov A, editor. Encyclopedia of Drug Metabolism and Interactions. Hoboken (NJ): Wiley; 2012. 6 vols.

Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals Adverse Drug Reactions. Merck; 2012.

Miller DA, Tisdale JE, editors. Drug-Induced Diseases: prevention, detection, and management. 2nd ed. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2010.

O’Donnell J, editor. O’Donnell’s Drug Injury. 4th ed. Tucson (AZ): Lawyers & Judges Publishing; 2016. Preston CL, editor. Stockley's Drug Interactions: a source book of interactions, their mechanisms, clinical importance, and management. 11th ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2016.

Tatro DS. Drug Interaction Facts. St. Louis: Facts and Comparisons Division, J.B. Lippincott Co.; 2014.

Williamson E, et al., editors. Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions: a guide to the interactions of herbal medicines, dietary supplements, and nutraceuticals with conventional medicines. London: Pharmaceutical Press; 2009.

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