off-label
adjective Date: 1988 of, relating to, or being a drug used to treat a condition for which it has not been officially approved

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  • off label — or off la|bel «AWF LAY buhl, of », adjective. of or having to do with the use of a prescription drug to treat a condition for which the drug is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: »A doctor who prescribes medications for an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • off-label — UK US adjective [before noun] ► used to describe a medical drug that is used for a different purpose than the one it was originally intended for: »Off label uses may include giving a drug for a disease other than the disease it is approved for,… …   Financial and business terms

  • off-label — off la·bel .ȯf .lā bəl adj of, relating to, or being an approved drug legally prescribed or a medical device legally used by a physician for a purpose (as the treatment of children or of a certain disease or condition) for which it has not been… …   Medical dictionary

  • Off-label — Dieser Artikel oder Absatz stellt die Situation in Deutschland dar. Hilf mit, die Situation in anderen Ländern zu schildern. Unter Off Label Use versteht man die Verordnung eines zugelassenen Fertigarzneimittels außerhalb des in der Zulassung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • off label — adverb Use of a prescription medication by a physician to treat a condition other than that for which the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While the drug is approved for use in treating stomach cancer, many doctors… …   Wiktionary

  • off-label — off′ la′bel adj. med pertaining to or designating a drug prescribed for a particular indication even though the drug has not yet received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for that disease, condition, or symptom …   From formal English to slang

  • off-label — /awf lay beuhl, of /, adj. Informal. of, pertaining to, or designating a drug prescribed for a particular indication even though the drug has not yet received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for that disease, condition, or symptom …   Universalium

  • off-label — 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 …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • off-label — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ adjective : of, relating to, or being a drug used to treat a condition for which it has not been officially approved …   Useful english dictionary

  • Off-label use — is the practice of prescribing pharmaceuticals for an unapproved indication or in an unapproved age group, unapproved dose or unapproved form of administration.[1] In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation… …   Wikipedia

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