Worst Pills, Best Pills A Consumer's Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Death or Illness

ISBN-10: 0743492560

ISBN-13: 9780743492560

Edition: 2005

Authors: Sid M. Wolfe

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 1/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.026
Language: English

Introduction
How This Book Was Compiled
Medical Advisers
Index of Drugs
Misprescribing and Overprescribing of Drugs
Evidence of Misprescribing and Overprescribing
The Causes of Misprescribing and Overprescribing
Adverse Drug Reactions
How Extensive Is the Problem of Specific Adverse Drug Reactions?
Specific Patient Examples Nine Reasons
Why Older Adults Are More Likely Than Younger Adults to Have Adverse Drug Reactions
Which Adverse Effects Can Be Caused by Which Drugs?
Summary of Adverse Reactions and the Drugs That Cause Them
Drugs That Can Affect the Mind (Such as Those Causing Depression or Psychoses)
Drugs That Can Cause Abnormal, Involuntary Movements
Drugs That Can Disturb Balance
Drugs That Can Cause Sexual Dysfunction
Drugs That Can Affect the Gastrointestinal (GI)
Tract Drugs That Can Cause Lung Toxicity
Drugs That Can Affect the Urinary Tract
456 Drugs Commonly Used by Consumers
How to Use This Chapter Drugs for Heart Conditions Drug Listings
High Blood Pressure Potassium Supplementation Beta-blockers Calcium Channel Blockers
Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Drug Profiles
Mind Drugs
Drug Listings Tranquilizers and Sleeping Pills Antipsychotic Drugs
Depression Drug Profiles Painkillers and Arthritis Drugs Drug Listings Salicylates Narcotics
Arthritis and Inflammation Drug Profiles Gastrointestinal Drugs
Drug Listings
Diarrhea Constipation
GasDrug Profiles
Cold, Cough, Allergy, and Asthma Drugs
Drug Listings Cold Allergy and Hay Fever
Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, and Emphysema
Drug Profiles
Drugs for Infections Drug Listings
AntibioticsPenicillins and Cephalosporins Fluoroquinolones Tetracyclines Drug Profiles Drugs for Diabetes
Drug Listings
Diabetes and Its Treatment Drug Profiles
Drugs for Neurological Disorders Drug Listings
Drug Profiles Nutritional Supplements
Supplement Listings Nutritional Supplements
Supplement Profiles
Eye Drugs
Drug Listings
General Instructions for Application of Eye Drops and Ointment
GlaucomaDrug Profiles Drugs for Other Conditions Drug Listings
Corticosteroids Drug Profiles
Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Preventable Drug-induced Injury
Sample Drug Worksheet
Saving Money While Avoiding Injury When Buying Prescription Drugs
Glossary Drug Worksheet
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