Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the information come from?

The drug information comes from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the U.S. National Institutes of Health and is part of the RxNorm program to standardize medical terminology.

What if a drug is not listed?

The core component of the drug is listed in the database, however the name you are using may not be. In the extended version, the common names of drugs are mapped to the core pharmaceutical name for proper retrieval. Post the common name and the active ingredient name on the plugin forum to see the drug added to the extended version of the plugin.

How do I display the widget?

The widget can be used as a WordPress widget or put into page and post content using the shortcode: [Drug_Interaction_Data].

What features are in the extended version?

Some drugs go by many names. The extended version maps common drug names to their association pharmaceutical name for proper retrieval. The extended version also has a method for adding more names, including translations. The extended version also has a standard WordPress widget that can be put in the sidebar and other widget spaces.

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