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Title:
The PDR family guide to prescription drugs
Author:
Medical Economics Research Group.
Edition:
Seventh edition, [completely revised and updated].
Publication Information:
New York : Three Rivers Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xv, 876 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary:
Facts on over 1,000 medications; latest information on new stomach-sparing arthritis drugs, remedies for migraines, and alternatives for asthma, depression, diabetes and Parkinson's disease; Look up drugs by brand name, generic name, or medical problem.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Drug profiles -- Disease overviews.
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ISBN:
9780609804919
Format :
Book

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Most comprehensive--facts on over 1,000 medications Latest information on new stomach-sparing arthritis drugs, remedies for migraines, and new alternatives for asthma, depression, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease Easy-to-use--look up drugs by brand name, generic name, or medical problem The most color photographs of any consumer drug guide THE PLAIN FACTS ABOUT YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS From the Same Source That Doctors Depend On KNOW YOUR OPTIONS Full facts about the diet drug Meridia, the new Nicotrol inhaler, Celebrex for arthritis, and Celexa for depression. Plus new remedies for ulcers, acne, psoriasis, high blood pressure, and more. IN ALL PROFESSIONAL AND CONSUMER EDITIONS Is this drug safe for someone like me? What are the signs of an overdose? How should I make up a forgotten dose? Is this drug safe to use during pregnancy? What are the side effects and drug interactions? The answers to these questions and more are here at your fingertips. Drawn from FDA-approved information, this unique consumer handbook comes from the Physicians' Desk Reference®, the nation's most trusted name in prescription drugs for more than half a century. You won't find a better prescription drug guide. Here's why: Efficient and Easy-to-Use Drugs listed by generic and brand names and by disease or illness Written in clear, concise, everyday English Full-color drug photographs guard against mixing up medications Features Found in No Other Consumer Drug Guide 100 pages devoted exclusively to the latest medical breakthroughs for treating major health problems--from heart disease to allergies and chronic pain Updates on important new treatments for such common problems as high blood pressure and osteoporosis With this sourcebook you can have a more informed voice in the decisions made about your medical care. Make certain you have all the facts about your potent prescription drugs. This book should be the foundation of your personal health-care library.


Table of Contents

Contributors and Consultantsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
How to Use This Bookp. xiii
Drug Identification Guidep. xvi
Part I Drug Profilesp. 1
Part II Disease Overviews
1. New Hope for Heart Patientsp. 737
2. Defusing High Blood Pressurep. 744
3. Coping with Arthritisp. 748
4. Osteoporosis, Low Back Pain, and Other Bone Disordersp. 753
5. Digestive Disorders, Minor and Majorp. 757
6. Defeating the Dangers of Respiratory Diseasep. 762
7. Cancer: Improving the Odds of a Curep. 766
8. New Answers for Painp. 774
9. Overcoming Emotional and Psychological Problemsp. 777
10. OB/GYN Disorders: Causes and Treatmentsp. 784
11. Birth Control: More Options than Everp. 790
12. Handling Familiar Childhood Infectionsp. 796
13. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disordersp. 799
14. Relief for Common Allergiesp. 804
15. Dealing with Skin Problemsp. 807
16. Correcting Glandular Disordersp. 812
17. Counterattacking Major Infectionsp. 816
18. Overcoming Kidney Diseasep. 820
19. Bringing Urinary Disorders under Controlp. 824
20. Dealing with Liver Diseasep. 828
21. Facing Up to Sexually Transmitted Diseasep. 831
22. The Facts about AIDSp. 837
23. Drugs and the Elderlyp. 841
Appendix 1 Safe Medication Usep. 844
Appendix 2 Poison Control Centersp. 845
Disease and Disorder Indexp. 851
General Indexp. 861