off-label

[awf-ley-buhl, of]
adjective Informal.
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.
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