The "off-label use" of medications is common. I'll define off-label use as a recommendation by a physician to their patient to use a prescription medication to treat a medical condition that hasn't been approved for that medication by the FDA or other Health Authority. As most folks know, regulators review studies on a medication that are submitted by the manufacturer, and if the regulators consider the quality of the data from the studies to be sufficient, they allow the manufacturer to add additional information to the label, including new indications for the drug that weren't previously authorized.
Common examples of off-label use in the diabetes area include:
Please be aware, physicians are not required to follow the label's restrictions concerning how to use a medication. However, if something goes wrong, and the physician is sued, the