The Physician's Drug Handbook features alphabetically organized monographs on more than 1,000 generic and 3,000 trade name drugs. Each entry includes US and Canadian generic and trade names, pharmacologic and therapeutic classifications, pregnancy risk category, controlled substance schedule (when appropriate), available forms and strengths, indications and dosages, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions, interactions (with drugs, foods, herbs, and lifestyle choices), adverse reactions classified five ways, effects on lab test results, overdose and treatment, special considerations, and subsections for pregnant, breast-feeding, pediatric, and geriatric patients. A patient teaching section is also included. This 10th edition is thoroughly updated with dozens of new FDA approvals and new indications and an updated appendix on herbal medicines. Other appendices include guidelines for use of selected antimicrobials, selected analgesic combination products, topical drugs, cytochrome P-450 enzymes and common drug interactions, therapeutic drug monitoring, dialyzable drugs, and phone numbers and Web addresses for pharmaceutical companies, agencies, and organizations.
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