Finding Medication Information

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  • Example: Nexium
  • Use the How effective is it link to jump to a section that will tell you if the supplement or herb has been shown to help various conditions (per medical research)
  • Finding Medication Information

    1. 1. Finding Reliable Health Informationon the InternetMedication InformationChristine Caufield-Noll, MLIS, AHIPCommunity Health LibraryJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterSummer 2012
    2. 2. Medication Resources
    3. 3. MedlinePlus.gov – Drugs, Supplements & Herbalwww.nlm.nih.gov/ Informationmedlineplus/druginformation.html
    4. 4. Drug and supplement informationClick on thefirst letter inthe drug’sname(Nexium)
    5. 5. Example: NexiumScroll downto find thename of thedrug
    6. 6. Example: NexiumClick on thelink forNexiumIn thiscase, thelink is crossreferencedwith thedrug’sscientificname, Esome-prazole
    7. 7. Example: NexiumThisinformationis like thatwhich you’dget from the Print iconpharmacyUse themain menuto navigatethe pageUse the printicon to printtheinformation, if desired
    8. 8. Example: NexiumSide effectsof Nexium
    9. 9. Transition to supplementsScroll backup the pageand click onthe Drugs &Supplementsbutton again
    10. 10. Supplement informationClick on theall herbs &supplementsbutton
    11. 11. Example: fish oil
    12. 12. Example: fish oil
    13. 13. Example: fish oil
    14. 14. Example: fish oil
    15. 15. Example: fish oil
    16. 16. DrugDigest.orgThis siteincludesfeaturessuch as pillimages,interactionschecker,and a drugcomparisontool
    17. 17. DrugDigest.orgClick on thelink for pillimages, under the druglibrary menu
    18. 18. DrugDigest.orgType in thename of thedrug andclick search
    19. 19. DrugDigest.org
    20. 20. DrugDigest.orgClick on thecorrectdosage tosee the pill’simage
    21. 21. DrugDigest.org
    22. 22. NeedyMeds.orgThis site islike a YellowPages formedicationassistanceprogramsClick on theFirst TimeUsers link toget started
    23. 23. NeedyMeds.orgTo searchforassistanceprogramsbydrug, clickon theBrandNameDrugs link
    24. 24. NeedyMeds.orgUse thealphabeticalindex to findthe drugnameForexample, click on P tosearch forPlavix
    25. 25. NeedyMeds.orgScroll downuntil youfind PlavixClick on thelink to see ifanyprogramsareavailable
    26. 26. NeedyMeds.orgTwoassistanceprogramsare availablefor Plavix
    27. 27. Partnership for Prescription AssistanceThis sitealso locatesdrugassistanceprogramsfrom avariety ofsourcesTobegin, clickon thePrescriptionAssistanceProgramslink
    28. 28. PPARX.org
    29. 29. PPARX.orgRead thesteps andthen click onthe GetStarted!Button tobegin
    30. 30. PPARX.orgType in thename of thedrug you useand hitsearch(example:Plavix)
    31. 31. PPARX.orgClick on theAdd to MyMedicinesbutton
    32. 32. PPARX.orgRepeat theprocess withotherdrugs, ifnecessaryClick next tocontinue
    33. 33. PPARX.orgCompletethe form sothat only theprogramsyou’reeligible forwill be found
    34. 34. PPARX.orgClick next tocontinue
    35. 35. PPARX.orgSelect theprogram(s)you’reinterested inand clicknext tocontinue
    36. 36. PPARX.orgFollow theinstructionson how toapply for theselectedprograms
    37. 37. Thank you! Please call Christine at 410-550-0681 or email her at ccaufie1@jhmi.edu if you have any questions

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