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1st Edition

The Pharmacy Practice Handbook of Medication Facts

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ISBN 9781566767620
Published January 5, 2000 by Routledge
783 Pages

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Book Description

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

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