use of an FDA-approved drug for an indication other than that for which the drug was approved.
When an approved drug is used to treat conditions other than those approved by the FDA, this is said to be an off-label use.
A special label affixed to a package or can that indicates a lower-grade of product.
The use of an approved drug to treat conditions other than those approved by the FDA.
use of a drug for a disease or condition other than the INDICATION for which it was approved by the FDA. For example, many doctors prescribe PAROMOMYCIN for CRYPTOSPORIDIOSIS, although it is not approved for treating this disease.
When medical research discovers a new use for a medication after FDA testing and approval has been completed, doctors may legally prescribe the medication for the new use without waiting years for the FDA to give specific approval. these are called "off-label" uses.
Refers to the use of a drug for a disease or condition other than the indication for which it was licensed.
Describes the legal use of a prescription drug to treat a disease or condition for which the drug has not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.