U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides an online search engine for every approved drugs since the 1939. It is called Drugs@FDA. Anyone with access to the internet can search the details of his or her medication. The listed are the following features to the search:

  • Labels for drug products
  • If there are generic drug products for an innovator (“brand name”) drug product
  • Therapeutically equivalent drug products. Drug products that are therapeutically equivalent control a symptom or condition in the exact same way as another drug product.
  • Consumer information for drugs
  • All drugs with a specific active ingredient
  • The approval history of a drugs, including approval letters and review documents


Are you currently on any medication? Do you know the active ingredient of your drug? Check out Drugs@FDA and find out for yourself!

Search engine for approved drugs since 1939.