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Frequently Asked Questions

I need the "CPS." You can access the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) electronically via RxTx and in print at the library

The following drug information can be found in the CPS (RxTx for electronic version and option for plain language for patients) or Medline Plus

  • General Information
  • Side Effects
  • Drug interactions - also try using the Drug Interactions Checker
  • Interactions between food, herbs, supplements and drugs - also try Reference Shelf's Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

How do I find out the generic name for the drug I am taking? Go to Merck Manuals Consumer Version

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