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Pill Book

ISBN-10: 0553386689
ISBN-13: 9780553386684
Edition: 14th (Revised)
List price: $34.00
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Description: THE CONSUMERrs"S GUIDE TO PILLS-COMPLETELY REVISED 14th EDITION FOR 2010 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trustedThe Pill Bookto provide official,  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 14th
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1296
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

THE CONSUMERrs"S GUIDE TO PILLS-COMPLETELY REVISED 14th EDITION FOR 2010 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trustedThe Pill Bookto provide official, FDA-approved information on more than 1,800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, easy-to-understand entry, makingThe Pill Bookthe perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. Inside yours"ll discover bull; generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money bull; what each drug is for, and how it works bull; usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped bull; side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference bull; interactions with other drugs and food bull; overdose and addiction potential bull; alcohol-free and sugar-free medications bull; the most popular self-injected medications and their safe handling bull; information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs bull; cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor bull; 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills No home should be without this book!

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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