The pill book

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Bantam Books, May 2, 2000 - Medical - 1151 pages
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Newly revised and expanded with a 32-page color section featuring the most commonly prescribed pills and complete information on drug interactions and side effects No home should be without this book! For nearly two decades, millions of consumers have trustedThe Pill Bookto provide official, FDA-approved drug information plus guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, and easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. The consumer's guide to pills--more than 35 important new drugs approved for sale in 2000 and dozens of new brand names in this completely revised 9th edition! The most up-to-date information about the 1,500 most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States: Generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money 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 food Overdose and addiction potential Alcohol-free and sugar-free medications Information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs Cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor PLUS 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of most prescription pills

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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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