The pill book
This revised eighth edition ofThe Pill Bookis 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 thePhysicians Desk Reference(PDR) and facts and comparisons. The Pill Booksynthesizes 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.