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The essential guide to prescription drugs
Rybacki, James J.
Personal Author:
2001 edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins, 2001.

Physical Description:
xxx, 1274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
A HarperResource Book.
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Format :


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RM300 .R93 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
RM300 .R93 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material

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This must-have edition highlights more than 2,000 brands organized into nearly 400 profiles and includes guidelines for safe and effective drug use, each medicine's benefits and risks, possible drug interactions, extensive information on possible adverse effects, and ways for both consumers and medical professionals to cut back on costs. 16-page color insert.

Table of Contents

Author's Note for the 2001 Editionp. v
Points for the Patientp. ix
Points for the Pharmacistp. xvii
Points for the Physicianp. xxiii
Section 1
1. How to Use This Bookp. 1
2. Guidelines for Safe and Effective Drug Use or How to Prevent Bad Med Syndromep. 13
Medicines and Pharmacy on the Internetp. 13
Do Notp. 14
Dop. 15
Preventing Adverse Drug Reactionsp. 17
Drugs and the Elderlyp. 20
Measuring Drug Levels in Blood (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring)p. 22
3. True Breakthroughs in Medicinesp. 25
Section 2 Drug Profilesp. 29
Section 3 The Leading Edgep. 1149
Section 4 Drug Classesp. 1155
Section 5 A Glossary of Drug-Related Termsp. 1175
Section 6 Tables of Drug Informationp. 1193
1. Drugs That May Adversely Affect the Fetus and Newborn Infantp. 1195
2. Drugs That May Increase Sensitivity to the Sun (Photosensitivity)p. 1196
3. Drugs That May Adversely Affect Behaviorp. 1197
4. Drugs That May Adversely Affect Visionp. 1199
5. Drugs That May Cause Blood Cell Dysfunction or Damagep. 1202
6. Drugs That May Cause Heart Dysfunction or Damagep. 1204
7. Drugs That May Cause Lung Dysfunction or Damagep. 1205
8. Drugs That May Cause Liver Dysfunction or Damagep. 1207
9. Drugs That May Cause Kidney Dysfunction or Damagep. 1209
10. Drugs That May Cause Nerve Dysfunction or Damagep. 1211
11. Drugs That May Adversely Affect Sexualityp. 1212
12. Drugs That May Interact with Alcoholp. 1218
13. High-Potassium Foodsp. 1222
14. Your Personal Drug Profilep. 1223
15. The Medication Mapp. 1225
16. Medicines Removed from the Marketp. 1226
17. Helpful, Balanced, and Objective Web Sitesp. 1227
Sourcesp. 1229
Indexp. 1237