Q. Where can I obtain the package insert (also known as the PPI or physician's prescribing information) for a drug?

Answer

PPIs for most brand-name and generic drugs and for some supplements are available through DailyMed.

PPI's for some brand-name drugs are available in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR).  We do not have online access to the PDR, but the Library does have the current, printed, book version in the Library's Reference Bookcase ( QV 772 P5761 ).  Older editions are available at the same call number in the Library's circulating book collection. 

PPIs only include information on the FDA-approved uses for a drug.  They are manufacturer-specific, and, as such, are great sources of information about inactive ingredients (excipients).

  • Last Updated Jun 28, 2017
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