Off-label application

Off-label application

The use of a prescription medication to treat conditions outside the indications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Interventional cardiologists used an approved device for an off-label application in 63 percent of the patients.
Prevention of bone loss in breast cancer patients treated with hormonal therapy is at present an off-label application for zoledronic acid.
The supply of IVIG in particular is further taxed by increasing demand for the products for both labeled and off-label applications.