March 16, 2015
Health Canada has launched the Drug and Health Product Register, an online information tool containing safety details about commonly used medicines and vaccines.
Mobile-friendly, the tool can be searched through the input of either of the following:
- Brand name
- Active ingredient
- Drug identification number (DIN)In this initial phase, the DHPR includes entries for about 350 prescription medications, including the top 100 prescribed drugs and biologics in Canada. The DHPR will continue to be populated by Health Canada over time.
Information to be provided includes what a drug is used for, safety warnings and precautions, common side-effects, and adverse reactions reported to Health Canada.