The Complete Pill Guide offers quick and easy access to detailed information about the most commonly prescribed generic and brand-name drugs in the United States. Up-to-date, easy-to-read entries tell you everything you need to know about theMoreThe Complete Pill Guide offers quick and easy access to detailed information about the most commonly prescribed generic and brand-name drugs in the United States. Up-to-date, easy-to-read entries tell you everything you need to know about the medications your doctor prescribes:GENERIC and BRAND NAMES of more than 1,500 prescription drugs.ABOUT THIS DRUG-conditions the drug is prescribed to treat, how the drug works in the body, what it is expected to do, and the class it belongs to.SIDE EFFECTS-both common and uncommon side effects, as well as advice about when to call your physician.IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS-when a drug should not be used at all and when it should be used with caution, under especially close medical supervision.DRUG INTERACTIONSFOOD, VITAMIN, AND HERBAL INTERACTIONSRECOMMENDED DOSAGES-for adults, seniors, and children, when applicable, plus advice on whether to take the medication with food or between meals.SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE AND WHAT TO DOSPECIAL INFORMATION FOR PREGNANT OR NURSING WOMENSPECIAL INFORMATION FOR SENIORSOPEN QUESTIONS OR CONTROVERSIESCOLOR PHOTOGRAPHS-300 commonly prescribed pills shown actual size.INTRODUCTION-advice on communicating with your doctor, selecting brand-name versus generic drugs, avoiding drug dependence, and much, much more.Includes valuable information about herbal, vitamin, and food interactions!About the AuthorLewis A.
Opler, M.D., Ph.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons- Lisa E. Davis, Pharm.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia- Steven G.
Ottariano, R.Ph., is the Clinical Staff Pharmacist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.