An unlabeled use of a drug is when a doctor prescribes a medicine for a purpose other than that for which it has been specifically designed and approved. Sometimes a drug is prescribed for a specific unlabeled use so often that doctors consider it a common practice.
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves drugs for specific uses.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy|
|Current as of||March 9, 2012|
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