Patient resources

Patient resources

AboutKidsHealth:

AboutKidsHealth is a health education website for children, youth and their caregivers. Use the search function to view information about medications (in various languages) and conditions.

CAMH:

Clear, reliable health information about mental illness and addiction through the Center for Addiction and Mental (CAMH). Allows user to view information on medications and various mental health conditions.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society:

Links to patient education resources are provided to the community to help inform patients and their caregivers about their cardiovascular health.

Cancer Drug Formulary, Cancer Care Ontario:

CCO's Drug Formulary has information for health care providers and patients on many cancer drugs approved for use in Ontario as well as cancer drug regimens. These drug information sheets should be accompanied by verbal instruction from a health care professional, as not all the information may be applicable to patients under their specific circumstances.

Diabetes Canada:

Diabetes Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada represent the best and most current evidence-based clinical practice data for health care professionals and resources for patients.

Drug Interaction Tool, University of Pennsylvania Health System (US):

This tool allows you to check interactions between medications and what possible unwanted side effects would include. This is information only and should not be used for any medical emergency or take the place of a health care provider consultation.

Drugs and supplements, Mayo Clinic (US):

An American web site providing information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided. Please remember that drug information from an American source may not apply or may be different in Canada.

Drugs, herbs and supplements, MedlinePlus (US):

Browse and learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines from the AHFS®. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more. Also browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

Herbal Database and Interaction Checking Tool, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

Herbal database created by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the US that can be used to check for herbal interactions for various medications, including chemotherapy agents.

Ontario Drug Program:

This tool is intended to help you access information on Canadian prescription and over-the-counter drugs and if they are covered.

Opioid Stewardship:

This ISMP webpage showcases Opioid Stewardship, the coordinate interventions designed to improve, monitor and evaluate the use of opioids in order to support and protect patients. This website has been developed to help the public and health care practitioners become better informed about opioids and to help reduce and prevent harm.

Thrombosis Canada:

Provides information for patients and families about conditions related to clots, including patient information sheets, drug information sheets, various videos for patients and more.

What is deprescribing?

Deprescribing.org is a website for information and tools to help patients and providers participate in deprescribing. It has information about ongoing and completed deprescribing initiative and research projects in Canada. The goal of deprescribing is to reduce medication burden and maintain or improve quality of life by optimizing medication through targeted deprescribing to manage chronic conditions, avoid adverse effects and improve outcomes