Off-Label Drugs: What You Need to Know

Off-label prescribing is when a physician gives you a drug that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved to treat a condition different than your condition. This practice is legal and common. In fact, one in five prescriptions written today are for off-label use.

Learn about the safety and effectiveness of this practice through these additional resources:

Page last reviewed September 2015
Internet Citation: Off-Label Drugs: What You Need to Know. September 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.