Generic drug names, drug synonyms, trade names terms can be used to search for drugs.
Example search for Lipitor can query using either “Atorvastatin” or “Lipitor”.
A comprehensive list of drug development codes and salt or ester forms
are also stored in the database and can be used as search terms, for example search for "rosuvastatin" the following terms can be used: "rosuvastatin calcium" or "ZD4522".
Disease search example:
Supported disease terms are SNOMED-CT and OMOP vocabulary terms.
Example search for “Chronic Hepatitis C” returns the list of antiviral drugs indicated to treat “Chronic Hepatitis C” followed by drugs contra-indicated in hepatitis C.
Target search example:
Supported target search terms are HUGO gene symbols, Uniprot accessions and target names, and Swissprot identifiers.
Example search for drugs targeting Mu-type opioid receptor can be run using either of the terms: “OPRM1”, P35372, “OPRM_HUMAN”, full or partial Uniprot target name. Returned drugs are ranked using the following criteria: top ranked drugs have mechanism of action target Mu-type opioid receptor, next in the list are drugs with potencies measured against this receptor.