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off-label

[awf-ley-buh l, of‐] /ˈɔfˈleɪ bəl, ˈɒf‐/
adjective, Informal.
1.
of, pertaining to, or denoting 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.
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  • Now the pill is occasionally prescribed for other reasons, but these are off-label treatments.
  • These high-demand, off-label uses could make regulatory agencies reluctant to approve the pharmaceutical for legitimate uses.
  • Nevertheless, it is sometimes prescribed off-label for stress urinary incontinence.
  • Other types of drugs, including opioids and barbiturates, are sometimes prescribed off-label for migraine treatment.
  • However, there are several other drugs that doctors use off-label that experts say appear to have some effectiveness.
  • Furthermore, after a drug is out in the world, it can be used off-label by doctors.

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