eBook Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573027456
  • ISBN-13: 9781573027458
  • DDC: 615.103
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1080 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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About

Overview

Gale Encyclopedia Of Prescription Drugs, a two-volume set of 300 entries, is a comprehensive consumer resource on the most commonly prescribed drugs describing potential side effects, drug and food interactions, recommended dosages, and warnings/precautions. Entries follow the standardized, balanced format of the health/medicine Gale Encyclopedia of … line of titles. The addition of Key Terms sidebars enhances the main body. All entries have a bibliography and color image of the drug. The front matter includes an introduction and foreword by one of the advisors and the back matter has a subject index, glossary, list of organizations, and Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist.

Features and Benefits

  • Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist -- list of questions for patients to ask their pharmacist or healthcare provider when obtaining a new prescription.
  • Entries provide information on drug interactions with other drugs, herbs, vitamins, supplements, food, and other substances.
  • Foreword helps users understand the difference between prescription drugs vs. over-the-counter drugs and also provides other useful information.
  • Narrative sidebars offer users personal examples of drug interactions or adverse side effects to help readers recognize warning signs.
  • Key Terms sidebars explain more complicated medical terms.
  • Drug images include in each entry.
  • Resources sections at the end of each entry include sources referenced in the text as well as resources for further reading.
  • Organizations appendix provides contact information for related organizations.
  • Front matter includes two lists of entries: one arranged alphabetically and one grouped by drug class.
  • Drugs can be located by either their generic or brand name.

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573027421 | ISBN-13: 9781573027427

Reviews

“This new resource from Gale offers accessible information on about 300 commonly prescribed drugs. A detailed index will help users find their drug quickly if they do not know the generic name or drug class. . . . Although there are less expensive drug guides available, this is a comprehensive and very useful resource for public and consumer-health libraries with healthy budgets.”

— Barbara Bibel

“This encyclopedia is a credible, easy to read place for the public to find basic drug information.”

— American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents

200 entries:
Acetaminophen/codeine.
Acyclovir.
Adalimumab.
Albendazole.
Albuterol.
Alendronate.
Allopurinol.
Alprazolam.
Amitriptyline.
Amlodipine besylate.
Amlotriptan.
Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine.
Aripiprazole.
Armodafinil.
Atomoxetine.
Atorvastatin.
Azithromycin.
Baclofen.
Benazepril.
Benztropine.
Bevacizumab.
Budesonide.
Buprenorphine/naloxone.
Bupropion.
Butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine.
Calcitriol.
Captopril.
Carbamazepine.
Carisoprodol.
Cefaclor.
Cefdinir.
Cefixime.
Cefprozil.
Celecoxib.
Cephalexin.
Cetirizine.
Cetuximab.
Chlordiazepoxide.
Ciprofloxacin.
Citalopram.
Clarithromycin.
Clindamycin.
Clomiphene.
Clonazepam.
Clonidine.
Clopidogrel.
Clozapine.
Colchicine.
Cyclobenzaprine.
Cyclosporine.
Cyproheptadine.
Dabigatran.
Desvenlafaxine.
Dexlansoprazole.
Diazepam.
Digoxin.
Diphendydramine.
Donepezil.
Dorzolamide HCL/timolol.
Doxepin.
Doxycycline.
Duloxetine.
Dutasteride.
Enalapril .
Enoxaparin.
Epinephrine.
Escitalopram.
Esomeprazole.
Estradiol.
Ethambutol.
Etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol.
Ezetimibe.
Famciclovir.
Fexofenadine.
Finasteride.
Fluorouracil.
Fluoxetine.
Fluticasone propionate.
Fluvoxamine.
Furosemide.
Gabapentin.
Galantamine Hbr.
Glatiramer.
Glimepiride.
Glipizide.
Griseofulvin.
Guanfacine.
Haloperidol.
Hydrocodone.
Hydromorphone.
Hydroxyzine.
Ibandronate.
Imatinib.
Impramine.
Indomethacin.
Infliximab.
Insulin.
Ipratroprium.
Isotretinoin.
Ketoconazole.
Ketoprofen.
Ketorolac.
Lamivudine/sidovudine.
Lamotrigine.
Levalbuterol.
Levonorgestrel.
Levothyroxine sodium.
Lidocaine.
Linezolid.
Lisdexamfetamine.
Lisinopril.
Loperamide.
Lovastatin.
Meclizine.
Medroxyprogesterone/medroxyprogesterone acetate.
Megestrol acetate.
Memantine.
Metformin.
Methadone.
Methotrexate.
Methylphenidate.
Metoclopramide.
Metoprolol.
Metronidazole.
Minocycline.
Mirtazapine.
Modafanil.
Montelukast.
Morphine.
Mupirocin.
Nabumetone.
Nifedipine.
Nitroglycerin.
Nortriptyline.
Olanzapine.
Olmesartan medoxomil.
Omeprazole.
Ondansetron.
Oral contraceptives.
Oxcarbamazepine.
Oxycodone.
Paliperidone.
Paroxetine.
Pegfilgrastim.
Phentermine.
Phenytoin.
Pimecrolimus.
Pramipexole dihydrochloride.
Pravastatin.
Prednisone.
Pregabalin.
Promethazine.
Propranolol.
Quetiapine.
Quinapril.
Rabeprazole.
Raloxifene.
Ramipril.
Ranibizumab.
Ranitidine.
Rifampin.
Risedronate.
Risperidone.
Rituximab.
Rivaroxaban.
Rivastigmine tartrate.
Rizatriptan.
Rosuvastatin.
Salmeterol xinafoate.
Sertraline.
Simvastatin.
Sitagliptan.
Sofosbuvir.
Solifenacin succinate.
Spironolactone.
Sulfasalazine.
Sumatriptan.
Tacrolimus.
Tadalafil.
Tamoxifen.
Tamsulosin.
Temazepam.
Tetracycline.
Tiotropium bromide.
Tizanidine hydrochloride.
Tobramycin/dexamthasone.
Topiramate.
Tramadol.
Trazodone.
Tretinoin.
Triazolam.
Ursodiol.
Valacyclovir.
Valproic acid.
Vardenafil hydrochloride.
Venlafaxine.
Verapamil.
Warfarin.
Ziprasidone.
Zolpidem.