If you are a new Pharmacy student you may be asked to check out the classic reference book called Drug Facts & Comparisons. It comes out yearly and most pharmacists always have a copy handy to look up generic and trade name drugs, especially for commonly prescribed drugs that have warnings, adverse effects, or interaction issues they need to make patients aware of.
The library now has access to the online version but it’s called Facts & Comparisons @ eAnswers. It can be confusing the first time you go to use it, because it’s on the Online Resources A-Z list under “F” not “D”. The online version has the latest news on drug approvals plus interactive dosing and calculator tools. You can look up drugs by shape and color, or search by symptoms or disease. Even if you’re not a Pharmacy student there is news you can use in the Medication Guides written in everyday language as handouts for patients. The information is similar to what your pharmacist gives you when you get your medicine but you can also check out your vitamins and supplements and read about dosage and brand differences.