The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs

The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs

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With more than two million copies sold in all editions in the US, here is the resource every family needs to make safe and informed decisions about their medicines. Fully updated and revised, the EGPD features the most detailed drug profiles and fuller coverage than any other source.

For nearly 25 years, the EGPD has helped families negotiate the overwhelming and often contradictory swirl of information about their prescription medicines. Packed with critical information for your family's health, this is the one-stop source for the lowdown on hundreds of herbal/prescription combinations to be avoided, medicines that require vitamin and mineral supplements, how to alter doses for infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly and much more. Covering more than 2,000 brands organized into nearly 400 profiles, the new EGPD weighs the benefits and risks for each drug, and includes detailed information on interactions and sorts all possible effects on vision, lungs, and even sexuality into easy-to-read tables.

An essential reference for the entire family, especially seniors. Includes cost saving advice for pharmacists and physicians.

This new edition features cutting edge information on the newest drugs and the latest research, including new medicines for impotence, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain management, osteoporosis, and more.

The EGPD features longer and more detailed drug profiles than competing titles, with more than 40 points of information per profile and includes a 19 page insert illustrating 558 pills in full color.

Dr. Rybacki's name recognition continues to grow. He is the host of The Pharmacist Minute, a syndicated radio feature heard in 141 countries.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins,
ISBN: 9780060820510
0060820519
9780060728915
0060728914
ISSN: 0894-7058
Branch Call Number: 615.1/ESS
Additional Contributors: Long, James W.
Rybacki, James J.

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