The Martindale database contains information on drugs in clinical use worldwide, as well as selected investigational and veterinary drugs, herbal and complementary medicines, pharmaceutical excipients, vitamins and nutritional agents, vaccines, radiopharmaceuticals, contrast media and diagnostic agents, medicinal gases, drugs of abuse and recreational drugs, toxic substances, disinfectants, and pesticides. Sections of text summarise the relevant information, notably for licensed uses, followed, if appropriate, by referenced abstracts or reviews that expand upon the details given in the text or add additional information. The contents may be categorised as follows:
Generic drug names, including US, British, and international approved names
Molecular formula/molecular weight, CAS registry numbers, Read codes, ATC codes
Pharmacopoeias, including pharmacopoeial description
Adverse effects and their treatment
Precautions, including contra-indications
Uses and Administration, including pharmacology and dosage
Preparations and brand names
Preparations summaries of more than 130,000 proprietary products from 32 countries are included. Information is provided on brand name, manufacturer, country of origin, active constituents, and a summary of the licensed uses. Cross-references link each ingredient to an appropriate drug monograph where possible. Links are also provided to contact details for manufacturers.
In addition, more than 640 disease treatment reviews offer overviews of the diseases and drugs used in their treatment, along with key references. Cross-references are provided between disease reviews and relevant drug monographs.