Drug Information Centre, KBIPER, KSV
Welcome to webpage of K.B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (KBIPER) Drug information centre (DIC). KBIPER DIC is a valuable resource available to healthcare professionals and medicine users. A main purpose of the Drug Information Service is to implement pharmaceutical care by providing timely, concise, thorough, patient-specific, and evidence-based responses to healthcare professionals' and information seekers’ drug information requests.
With the establishment of its Department of Clinical Pharmacy in 2010 at institute, KBIPER and KSV became the first institution in GUJARAT to provide comprehensive drug information services. The DIC was set up in 2011 and is located in the C.M. Patel Nursing College campus besides civil hospital. It is staffed by clinical pharmacists and pharmacologist who are drug information specialists and serves as a training ground for pharmacy students.
The KBIPER Drug Information Service is available free of charge to healthcare professionals and information seekers. This service is open to the public on prescribed medicines. By imparting information, KBIPER DIC is not promoting self medication and promoting any brand.
KBIPER DIC gives expert and evidence based information on
  • Appropriate therapy for specific patients
  • Adverse reactions to drugs
  • Efficacy of drugs
  • Drug interactions
  • Intravenous additive incompatibilities
  • Pharmacokinetic parameters of drugs
  • Dosing of drugs with respect to patient’s disease and physiologic conditions i.e. renal failure, hepatic failure, pediatric dosing, geriatric dosing, pregnancy & lactation
  • Appropriate therapy for a disease state
  • Information on investigational agents
  • Information on new drugs
  • The Mission Statement of the KBIPER Drug Information Centre is "To provide compassionate, free fast, ethical and evidence based high quality information services that enables our information seekers to enhance their knowledge about safe and effective use of medicines"
  • Serve our community and healthcare professionals by providing health information and drug expertise in drug information;
  • Conduct research on drug related use, drug related problem in society, and related area;
  • Provide accessible, reliable, and responsive services through advanced information technology systems
You can reach us @
K.B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Institute
Drug information centre (KBIPER DIC)
C.M. Patel Nursing College,
B/S; Civil Hospital, Civil Hospital Campus, Gh-3, Sector–12, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Phone: 079-23249069
Email: kbiperdic@gmail.com
FAQs on Drug information and DIC
  1. What is drug information service for?
  2. This service provides up-to-date and unbiased information regarding medicines and their use. For example, availability, action, price, substitutes, interactions, safety in pregnancy or lactation, side effects and storage/stability and transportation of drugs, etc.
  3. What is the need of Drug Information Service?
  4. Generally, people have very little knowledge regarding proper and correct use of medication. This lack of knowledge may become harmful as it may lead to aggravation of disease, more side effects, less compliance, and even increased cost of therapy. Various studies have shown that if patients discuss their therapy related problems and concerns with a drug expert-a pharmacist, it resulted in increased compliance and better treatment outcomes.
  5. Who can take benefit from this service?
  6. A layman and health care professional is equally benefited by the service.
  7. Who answers your query(ies)?
  8. Drug information pharmacist- who is all specialized in drug information – answers your queries.
  9. What should I do to ask a query ?
  10. Visit drug information centre or correspond completely filled query form either at address or at web link.
  11. Have you ever struggled with a drug question?
    • Raised questions about medicines
    • Could this medication be causing an adverse effect?
    • What are other product affect prescription medications?
    • Will this new prescription interact with any of current medications?
  12. What should I know about my medicine?
    • The proper name or identity and indication of your medicine;
    • How to handle;
    • Benefit of taking your medicine regularly;
    • Hazards of missing frequent doses or quitting therapy against medical advice;
    • Precautions and "must avoid" situations with your medicine;
    • Dietary precautions and life style modification suggested;
    • Right time, Right route, Right dose, Right frequency and Right duration of taking your medicine;
    • Proper storage and keep safe guard condition viz keep out of reach of children;
    • Proper disposal method;
    • What are the common side effects and how to handle them
  13. How does your Drug information centre help you?
    • Apply and share new information.
    • Provide information and assist in care
    • Educate member of the general public
    • Evaluate and disseminate information