Limiting Searches within Monograph Sections

Limiting Search in Dropdown

In addition to basic global searching, Lexicomp Online allows users to perform a more refined search of the clinical content. To perform a more targeted search within a specific section of the monograph, click the "Limit Search to" drop-down arrow to view a list of possible sections that can be searched. To limit your search to a particular field, simply click on the desired listing from the drop-down menu. Below is a list of the sections that can be searched specifically:

  • Monograph Name - This is the default search that limits the search to the title of the monograph.
  • Adverse Reactions - This will limit your search to the Adverse Reactions section of the drug monograph and allows the user to enter a particular adverse reaction and see a list of drugs that include this search term in the Adverse Reaction section.
  • Contraindications - This will limit your search to the Contraindications section of the monograph. This allows the user to enter search terms potentially associated with particular conditions and see a list of drugs that have those search terms listed in the Contraindications section.
  • Charts/Special Topics - This will limit your search to the Charts/Special Topics section of the database. This allows the user to enter a keyword and search for a list of Chart/Special Topic sections that contain that keyword.
  • Drug Interactions - This will limit your search to the Drug Interactions section of the monograph. This allows the user to enter a specific drug or drug class and see where that drug or drug class is listed in the Drug Interactions section.
  • Use - This will limit the search to the Use section of the monograph. This allows users to enter search terms potentially associated with a particular disease or condition and see a list of drugs that include the search terms in the Uses or Uses, Unlabeled fields.
  • Warnings/Precautions - This will limit the search to the Warnings/Precautions section of the monograph. This allows users to enter a keyword and see a list of drugs that have that keyword listed in the Warnings/Precautions section.
  • NDC - This will limit your search to the NDC section of the monograph. This allows users to search for drugs using NDC numbers.
  • Methodology - This will limit your search to the Methodology section of a lab monograph. This allows a user to see a list of laboratory tests that use a particular methodology.
  • Pharmacologic Category - This will limit the search to the Pharmacologic Category section of the monograph. This allows the user to enter search terms potentially associated with a specific pharmacologic category and see a list of drugs that include the search terms in the Pharmacologic Category section.
  • Field Name - This will limit the search to only section headings. This allows users to search for drug monographs that contain a specific field.
  • Manufacturer - This will limit the search to the Manufacturer section of the monograph. For brand name products only, this allows the user to enter a manufacturer name and see a list of the brand name drugs associated with that manufacturer.
  • All Text - This will allow the user to search all of the text in the Lexicomp Online system and can be used to find a keyword or topic regardless of in which field the word appears.

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