off-label


off–la·bel

adjective \ˈf-ˌlā-bəl\

Definition of OFF-LABEL

:  of, relating to, or being a drug used to treat a condition for which it has not been officially approved

First Known Use of OFF-LABEL

1988

off–la·bel

adjective \ˌf-ˌlā-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OFF–LABEL

: of, relating to, or being an approved drug legally prescribed or a medical device legally used by a physician for a purpose (as the treatment of children or of a certain disease or condition) for which it has not been specifically approved (as by the United States Food and Drug Administration) <the off–label use of oral contraceptives to treat dysmenorrhea>

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