"Drug Facts and Comparisons" contains up-to-date, comprehensive information on over 22,000 Rx and almost 6,000 OTC items grouped by therapeutic category for ease of comparison. The annual hardbound edition features the Color Locator, a full-color section of photos of the most frequently prescribed tablets and capsules organized by color for easy visual identification. The book answers questions about: actions, indications and contraindications; warnings and precautions; interactions between drugs; adverse reactions; administration, dosage, and overdosage; patient information.Comparisons are provided: of drug to drug; of different dosage forms; name brands are compared to name brands and to generics. Facts and comparisons are also given on Centers for Disease Control biologicals and antiparasitic drugs; IV solutions; therapeutic and diagnostic ophthalmic preparations; diagnostic aids and radiographic contrast media and products; NCI investigational chemotherapeutic drugs; and, combination cancer chemotherapy regimens.
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Annals of Internal Medicine -- Praise for previous editions: "Clearly the best single practical reference for drug therapeutics, lacking the trade name bias of PDR, while offering comparative cost data and superior pharmacologic description."-Annals of Internal Medicine
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