A convenient, quick-access text that helps clinicians and patients avoid prescription drug and herbal remedy interaction problems Drug Interactions address interactions and side effects between prescription drugs, prescription drugs and herbal remedies, and between two herbal remedies. The book is specifically formatted for ease and speed of access and will be of value to both students as well as practicing physians who need quick information about drug interactions. Features Covers more than 300 most popular prescription drugs, and also contains some well-known herbal remedies for interactions Also includes listing of drug interactions between prescription drugs and other prescription drugs Easy explanations of side effects of a drugs for physicians to use in patient education Explains what prescription drugs or herbal remedies should be avoided to prevent serious consequence
The quick reference guide you need to avoid harmful interactions between prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements Drug Actions and Interactions is a handy easy-to-access guide to understanding what major drugs are available for specific diseases, how selected drugs produce therapeutic benefits, side effects that may occur when taking these drugs, and which drugs and supplements should not be taken in combination with each other. Applying the 300 most often prescribed drugs in the United States to more than 80 common disorders, Drug Actions and Interactions discusses each drug's mechanism of action, side effects, and drug interactions. Molecular structures of medications are also included to help you understand their mechanisms of action. Coverage includes drugs that act on the major systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, neuronal); bone, muscle, skin, and joints; and general health. You will also find an appendix listing major drugs currently in use in each therapeutic classification.
Thirty-two additional appendices detail interaction between a therapeutic group of drugs and an individual drug or group of drugs, such as interactions of beta-blockers, alpha-blockers, calcium-blockers, etc.
Author Profile Jae Y. Choe
, PhD American University of the Caribbean Professor of Pharmacology School of Medicine St. Maarten, West Indies