The Drug Reports tool uses disease or symptom search terms to generate a drug report based on the user's selected criteria. The tool allows you to create reports using one or a combination of the following attributes: Drugs indicated or not indicated for a specified condition, drugs contraindicated or not contraindicated for a specified condition, and/or drugs that may or may not cause a specified adverse reaction.

To create a report, look within the More Clinical Tools menu and select a search parameter as found in the blue bar drop-down menu for "Drug Reports." Once the parameter is selected, the tool will open up with "May cause," "Are indicated," or "Are contraindicated" already selected, depending on the chosen parameter. You can change the parameter to the opposite version ("May not cause," etc.) by selecting the respective button.

After selecting the desired criteria, enter the disease/condition for which you wish to search. As you type, search terms will start to appear in the drop-down box. Click on the term or the Add button to add it to the "Selected Items" panel under the respective search criteria.

To add additional criteria to your search, click on the button next to the desired search parameter and enter additional conditions. For example, if you wish to find monographs for anti-hypertensive drugs that may not cause "cough," start by selecting the "By Indication" drop-down box from the Drug Reports button in the blue bar. The button will be set to "are indicated." Search for "hypertension," and add it to the search criteria. Next, select "May not cause" under the "Adverse Reactions" section, search for "cough," and add this condition to the search criteria. Then click Analyze.

After Analyze is clicked, a second tab, labeled "Results," will appear, displaying the titles of drug monographs that meet your search criteria. The search parameters are displayed at the top of the page. Each monograph title is a link to the monograph page in Lexicomp.

When you click on a monograph link, a third tab opens and displays the monograph information.

To return to the search results, click on the "Results" tab. To change the search parameters, click on the "Search" tab. Use the Clear button to clear the results and begin a new search.