The Consumer Health Complete database is a great resource for this topic. The Drug and Herb Information section features concise and clinically-relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new and investigational drugs. It also includes revised information on FDA changes.
Using the search bar, readers can find drug and herb information related to a specific illness, or they can find articles about a particular drug or herb. The page also has links to the results of Top Searches, which recently included:
- Cholesterol medications
- Diabetes medications
- Heart medications
- Pain medications
- St. John’s Wort
- Stroke medications
- Vitamin B
Reference sources on the site include Peterson Field Guide to Western Medicinal Plants & Herbs, AHFS Consumer Medication Information, and Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs.
To access this resource, go to www.chathamlibraries.org and click on the Online Resources link on the left. Scroll down and click the blue Health & Wellness Information Center button. (You can also go directly to www.nclive.org and click on the Health & Wellness heading.) In the top right box, click on Consumer Health Complete. From there, click on Drug & Herb Information.
Many of the resources in the Health & Wellness Information Center are provided by NC LIVE, so you will be asked to sign in using your library card number if you are accessing these resources outside of the library.