The Pill Book

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Harold M. Silverman
Bantam Books, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 1233 pages
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This revised eighth edition of The Pill Book is bigger than ever and contains more profiles of commonly prescribed drugs than any other consumer reference. Compiled by a team of eminent pharmacologists, it is based on official, FDA-approved information usually available only to doctors and pharmacists through professional publications such as the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR) and facts and comparisons.
The Pill Book synthesizes the most important facts about each drug in a concise, readable, easy-to-understand entry. Here are complete profiles of more than 1,500 of the most commonly prescribed drugs, including:
Generic and brand names
What the drug is for and how it works
Usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped
Side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference
Interactions with other drugs and foods
Overdose and addiction potential
Alcohol-free and sugar-free medications
Information for seniors, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and others with special needs
Cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor
This completely revised and updated eighth edition contains dozens of new brand names and important new generic drugs approved by the FDA in late 1997, that will go on sale for the first time in 1998. A 32-page insert provides actual-size full color photographs of the most-prescribed pills.

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Great reference book - Goodreads
Great reference book. - Goodreads
Physical descriptions and color pictures are included. - Goodreads

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learn all you should know about the medications that you are taking what not to take with them and side effects. Read full review

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Harold Silverman is a prominent pharmacologist who has written the bestselling, life- saving book, The Pill Book: The Illustrated Guide to the Most-Prescribed Drugs in the U.S. This book lists the 1600 most-commonly prescribed drugs and provides descriptions, including side effects, adverse reactions, and warnings. Silverman has said, "Books like mine make it possible for people to care for themselves effectively, and on more than one occasion The Pill Book has saved a life by alerting someone to a drug's side effect". Four million copies of this drug dictionary have been sold. It is in its 8th edition and has drawn praise for providing official FDA-approved information in a readable, easy-to-use format. Silverman has also written, The Consumer's Guide to Poison Protection (1984), The Women's Drug Store (1985) and The Vitamin Book: A No-Nonsense Consumer Guide (1993). He is a frequent contributor to professional journals, with more than 35 published articles to his credit. Harold Martin Silverman was born in New York City in 1945. He is married and the father of two daughters. He holds B.S. and Pharm.D degrees from Columbia University where he was assistant professor of pharmacy 1969-1976. In a long and distinguished career, he has also taught at Long Island University and at Herbert H. Lehman College, both in New York. Since 1983, Silverman has been a full-time pharmacy consultant and writer.

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