Off-label meaning

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Of or relating to a drug prescribed to treat a condition for which it has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
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Designating or of the legally permitted use of a drug or medical device by a physician to treat a condition for which that drug or device has not been approved officially.
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Relating to a drug prescribed to treat a condition for which it has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
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Alternative spelling of off label.
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Alternative spelling of off label.
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(US, medicine) 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 prescribe it off label for other cancers as well.

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