The Pill Book Guide
Bantam Books, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 1113 pages
Following the same format of the mega-selling "The Pill Book," "The Pill Book's Guide to Over-the-Counter Medications" covers the top 200 over-the-counter medications and give in-depth information. Each profile includes: what the drug is and how it works; dosages and what to do if you skip a dose; side effects; special information relevant to children, elderly, and people with allergies; cautions and warning; and food interactions. A second sections lists all the active ingredients of the pills so readers can find out more about what is actually in the medications. A 32-page color insert provides actual-size full color photographs the pills along with the packaging for easy recognition.
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