Patients everywhere are taking a more active role in their own healthcare than ever before - and this is just the book they need to keep handy. This indispensable guide contains the most current information on more than 700 generic and 2,300 brand-name prescription and over-the-counter drugs - 3,000 in all. The material is culled from a database that is continually updated according to the latest FDA reports, and each entry is reviewed by a specialist at Johns Hopkins, giving the book a level of authority unsurpassed by any other home drug reference. The synopses are written in accessible language and outline all of the essentials: what each drug is for and how it works; dosage, over-dosage, and when to call the doctor; interactions with food, alcohol, and other drugs; plus information for seniors, children, pregnant and nursing women, and others with special needs. There is even a special section on dietary supplements. It is a reference no home should be without.
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