The Pill Book (12th Edition)

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For more than two decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official FDA-approved drug information plus guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise readable, and easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes.

The most up-to-date information about the more than 1,800
most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States:

· Generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money
· What the drug is for, and how it works
· Usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped
· Side effects and possible adverse reactions,
highlighted for quick reference
· Interactions with other drugs and food
· Overdose and addiction potential
· Alcohol-free and sugar-free medications
· The most popular self-injected medications and their safe handling
· Information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding
women, children, and others with special needs
· Cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor
· 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills

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NO HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT THIS BOOK.

For two decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved drug information plus guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, and easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes.

The consumer?s guide to pills?more than 35 important new drugs approved for sale in 2002 and dozens of new brand names in this completely revised 10th edition

The most up-to-date information about the 1,500 most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States:

? Generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money
? What the drug is for, and how it works
? Usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped
? Side effects and possible adverse reactions,
highlighted for quick reference
? Interactions with other drugs and food
? Overdose and addiction potential
? Alcohol-free and sugar-free medications
? Information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women,
children, and others with special needs
? Cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor

PLUS
32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills.

About the Author:

HAROLD SILVERMAN, Pharm. D., has been practicing health-care public affairs and communications for over fifteen years. He is the co-author of Bantam's The Vitamin Book, and author of the chapter on generic drugs in The Merck Manual: Home Edition.

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