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Getting Started at UCSF Library

This guide will show you the things you need to know to make the most of UCSF Library, whether you are a student, resident, fellow, faculty or staff

Drug Databases


  • This combined e-Formulary enables access to current UCSF, ZSFG, Laguna Honda and Medi-Cal formulary information.
  • Comprehensive drug resource, it is also the drug information included in UpToDate
  • Mobile access for UCSF School of Pharmacy by request.
  • Mobile access for UCSF Medical Center by request.

Micromedex 2.0 


  • Comprehensive look-up of drug inforamtion
  • Alternative Medicine 
  • Imprint Codes/Drug ID
  • Interaction Checking
  • IV Compatibility
  • RED BOOK for drug pricing, drug data, and manufacturer information.
  • Drug therapy for pediatric and neonatal patients with NeoFax and Pediatrics
  • mobileMicromedex
  • Reprotox reproductive safety of medication
  • Martindale for international drug information including investigational and herbal products

Facts and Comparisons eAnswers

A comprehensive drug resource.  A strength is over 6,000 comparative drug tables. Review comparative efficacy data. Pill ID. Counsel and educate patients. Will generate a list of drugs for a disease or symptom.



Governmental Drug Resources

Daily Med

  • The DailyMed database contains labeling, submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by companies, for the following products
  • Prescription drug and biological products for human use (labeling includes Prescribing Information, patient labeling, and carton and container labeling):
  • Nonprescription (e.g., over-the-counter) drug and biological products for human use
  • Some medical device information
  • Medical gases for human and animal use
  • Prescription and nonprescription drugs for animal use

Orange Book

Search approved drug products by active ingredient, proprietary name, applicant, application number, dosage form, route of administration or patent number.

Other FDA Databases list:


Other Drug Information Sources

Pharmacy Library

Lippincott Health