I am hospital librarian and I have a patron is looking for an Oral Contraceptive which does not include the inactive ingredient Gelatin. Is anyone in this group aware of a database which lists excipients per drug? Or a database to search for drugs by common allergens? Or any other ideas? Since this is not my expertise, any suggestions would be helpful.Thank youAmy
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Thank you for great suggestions. The one that worked the best was the advanced search in Daily Med. It has numerous indexed fields for Ingredients.
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Hi Amy!Yes I agree that DailyMed is an excellent resource! I use it all the time. Just a few additional tips to Mark's suggestions with DailyMed are:1Use the Unique Ingredient Identifier UNII code for gelatin (you'll see there's an option to search by code)1a.To find the UNII for gelatin, go to FDA Inactive Ingredient Search at Inactive Ingredient Search for Approved Drug Products2You can also search contraceptive* (yes asterisk is the wildcard marker in Daily Med) in the indications & usage section. Most of the contraceptives are classified as contraceptive/contraceptives in both the indications & usage section as well as the description.3. Place the boolean NOT in the same field with the UNII (like NOT ..... in inactive ingredient unii code)While DailyMed is your best bet but as we know, there's more than 1 way to skin a cat , lol. So if you want to explore, here's another alternative that is a bit more iterative.1. You'll still use the UNII code for gelatin so find it from FDA Inactive Ingredient dB2. Go to the FDALabel database (https://www.fda.gov/science-research/bioinformatics-tools/fdalabel-full-text-search-drug-product-labeling) 2a. direct link: https://nctr-crs.fda.gov/fdalabel/ui/search3. Search contraceptive* in the Labeling section for indications & usage4. export results5. Refine the SAME search by searching it with the UNII code for the inactive ingredient gelatin in the Labeling, Product & Ingredient Identifiers6. export these results7. compare the 2 results to identify which contraceptives are NOT in 'set b'7b. unfortunately the FDALabel dB only supports AND & OR. Hence the iterative process. lol8. Anyway could be an interesting experiment to review .Definitely recommend the DailyMed as it is more efficient but exploring the FDALabel could be an interesting endeavor. Good luck!Hope that helps.Stay safe & Cheers,Chrissy
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