Complete Drug Reference
Consumer Reports Books, Oct 1, 2000 - Reference - 1570 pages
Medicines that are safe, effective and possibly even lifesaving may also turn out to become a serious source of trouble. In fact, adverse reactions to medications are one of the nation's leading killers. Most adverse reactions are well documented in the medical literature. Consult your doctor before taking any new medication or combination of medications, and turn to a reliable source such as the Complete Drug Reference 2001 to obtain key facts about any medication from an up-to-date, reliable source.
This comprehensive reference work lists more than 11,000 prescription and non-prescription medicines and provides consumers with the most current information about drug usage and potential side effects. Organized alphabetically, each entry lists indications, proper usage, precautions, side effects, different dosage forms, and common brand names.
Unlike information given in other such books available to the consumer -- most notably the Physicians' Desk Reference -- the information presented inthe Complete Drug Reference 2001 is not a mere replication of the drug manufacturers' package inserts. This guide has been assembled by a consensus of experts, such as physicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, dentists, nurses, chemists, and microbiologists, and is supported by 35 USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) advisory panels representing differing medical specialties, health professionals, and consumers.
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