Lexi-Comp Drug Interactions Database/Full-Text Mysteries Solved
Did you know that UpToDate, the evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resource for health practitioners, makes it easy to check for drug interactions? Just start at the library homepage (http://library.villanova.edu) and click Databases A-Z. Then choose UpToDate.
At the UpToDate search page, click drug interactions.
This will take you to the Lexi-Comp comprehensive drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb, and herb-to-herb analysis software.
Type in the name of two or more medications and/or herbal remedies for which you’d like to check possible interactions. The database will respond with a list of generic and brand names. Check off your choices and click Analyze.
The database responds with one of the following risk ratings:
A: No known interaction.
B: No action needed.
C. Monitor therapy.
D. Consider therapy modification.
Give Lexi-Comp on UpToDate a try!
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You’re reading an interesting journal article and see this intriguing study in the list of references at the end:
K. Harrison, A.L. Marske. Nutritional content of foods advertised during the television programs children watch most.
Am J Public Health, 95 (2005): 1568–1574.
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