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The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts

1st Edition

By Harold L. Kirschenbaum, Michelle Kalis


783 pages

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Hardback: 9781566767620
pub: 2000-01-05
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Because of the rapidly increasing number of marketed pharmacologic agents, professionals are finding it increasingly difficult to provide colleagues and patients with the types of patient-oriented information they need. You need a handbook with the essential data in one, easy to reference format. Good news - The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts is the answer, THE one source for medication facts.

The handbook provides the latest information about prescription medications, including counseling, in a clear, concise and easily portable form. For quick reference, the information is presented in a tabular format that includes: generic/trade names, usual adult dosages, contraindications, major adverse effects and more. The appendices provide additional information, including text/graphics suitable for patient counseling sessions. The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts is an invaluable source for everyone in the health care profession, including pharmacy students, pharmacists, physicians and physician assistants.

Table of Contents


Cardiovascular Agents

Lipid Lowering Agents

Blood Modifiers

Respiratory Agents



Antineoplastic Agents

Antiarthritic/Antigout Agents


Psychotherapeutic Agents

Antiparkinsonian Agents


Migraine Preparations


Fertility Agents

Osteoporosis Treatments

Antidiabetic Agents

Gastrointestinal Agents

Topical Corticosteroids

Alzheimer's Disease Agents

Glaucoma Therapies

Appendix A: Common Medical Abbreviations

Appendix B: Common Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

Appendix C: Common Drug Name/Category Abbreviations and Acronyms

Appendix D: Key Laboratory Tests and Reference Intervals

Appendix E: FDA Pregnancy Categories

Appendix F: Selected Nonprescription Agents Frequently Found in Combination Products

Appendix G: An English-Spanish Guide for Pharmacists

Appendix H: Metered Dose Inhalers

Appendix I: Spacers/Holding Chambers

Appendix J: How to Use Nose Drops

Appendix K: How to Use Nasal Sprays, Pumps, or Inhalers

Appendix L: How to Use Eye Drops

Appendix M: How to Use Eye Ointments and Gels

Appendix N: How to Use Ear Drops

Appendix O: Guidelines for Administering Subcutaneous Injections

Appendix P: Nomograms to Determine Body Surface Area of Adults, Children, and Infants

Appendix Q: Conversions Among Systems Used in Pharmaceutical Calculations

Appendix R: Calculating Milliequivalents

Appendix S: Temperature Conversions

Appendix T: Index of Common Brand to Generic and Generic to Brand Name Medications

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Pharmacy