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
Contents About the Author Preface Acknowledgements Common Abbreviations Used in This Book Introduction Part I. Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System 1. Hypertension 2. Edema 3. Congestive Heart Failure 4. Cardiac Arrhythmia 5. Angina Pectoris 6. Thrombosis/Myocardial Infarction 7. Hemorrhage 8. Anemia 9. Varicose Veins 10. Hyperlipidemia Part II. Drugs Acting on the Respiratory System 11. Rhinitis /Sinusitis 12. Laryngitis/Bronchitis 13. Hiccups 14. Tussis (Common Cough) 15. Asthma Part III. Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal System 16. Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) 17. Aphthous Ulcer (Canker Sore) 18. Odontalgia (Toothache) 19. Gingivitis (Gum Infections) 20. Nausea/Vomiting 21. Flatulence 22. Peptic Ulcer 23. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 24. Dyspepsia 25. Irritable Bowel Syndrome 26. Intestinal Cramps 27. Constipation 28. Diarrhea 29. Hemorrhoids Part IV. Drugs Acting on the Genitourinary System 30. Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) 31. Condylomata (Genital Warts) 32. Benign Prostate Hypertrophy 33. Urinary Incontinence 34. Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stone) 35. Cystitis /Urethritis 36. Urinary Retention Part V. Drugs Acting on the Bones, Muscles, and Joints 37. Osteoporosis 38. Osteoarthritis/Osteoarthrosis 39. Gout 40. Myasthenia Gravis 41. Muscle Spasticity 42. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 43. Rosacea 44. Eczema 45. Psoriasis Part VI. Drugs Acting on the Neuronal System 46. Stress/Anxiety 47. Seasonal Affective Disorder 48. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 49. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 50. Mental Depression 51. Mania 52. Psychosis 53. Alzheimer Disease 54. Memory Impairment 55. Epilepsy 56. Parkinson Disease 57. Vertigo 58. Motion-Sickness 59. Multiple Sclerosis Part VII. Drugs Acting on the Endocrine System 60. Diabetes Mellitus 61. Diabetes Insipidus 62. Addison Disease 63. Cushing Disease 64. Hyperthyroidism 65. Hypothyroidism 66. Hypogonadism/Infertility 67. Menstrual Dysfunction 68. Menopausal Symptoms 69. Breast Engorgement 70. Hyperemesis Gravidarum Part VIII. Drugs Acting on General Health 71. Algesia (Physical Pain)) 72. Pyrexia (Fever) 73. Insomnia 74. Pregnancy 75: Allergic Reactions 76. Obesity 77. Cancers 78. Systemic Infections by Viruses 79. Systemic Infections by Bacteria 80. Systemic Infections by Fungi 81. Malaria 82. Dysentery 83. Helminthiasis 84. Chemical Poisoning Appendixes Appendix A: Major Drugs in Therapeutic Classifications Appendix B-1: Interactions of Beta-Blockers Appendix B-2: Interactions of Alpha-Blockers Appendix B-3: Interactions of ACE Inhibitors Appendix B-4: Interactions of Thiazide Diuretics Appendix B-5: Interactions of Loop Diuretics Appendix B-6: Interactions of Angiotensin-Receptor Blockers Appendix B-7: Interactions of Calcium Channel-Blockers Appendix B-8: Interactions of Alpha-Agonists Appendix B-9: Interactions of Protease Inhibitors Appendix B-10: Interactions of Antihistamines, First-Generation Appendix B-11: Interactions of: Antihistamines, Second- Generation Appendix B-12: Interactions of Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Appendix B-13: Interactions of Macrolide Antibiotics Appendix B-14: Interactions of Antifungal Drugs Appendix B-15: Interactions of Belladonna Alkaloids Appendix B-16: Interactions of Benzodiazepines Appendix B-17: Interactions of Cephalosporins Appendix B-18: Interactions of Gastric Antacids Appendix B-19: Interactions of Magnesium Salts Appendix B-20: Interactions of Glucocorticoids Appendix B-21: Interactions of H-2 Blockers Appendix B-22: Interactions of NSAIDs Appendix B-23: Interactions of Dopamine Agonists Appendix B-24: Interactions of Penicillins Appendix B-25: Interactions of Phenothiazine Antipsychotic Drugs Appendix B-26: Interactions of Progesterone or Progestogens Appendix B-27: Interactions of Proton Pump Inhibitors Appendix B-28: Interactions of Quinolone Antibiotics Appendix B-29: Interactions of SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) Appendix B-30: Interactions of Tetracyclines Appendix B-31: Interactions of Tricyclic Antidepressants Appendix B-32: Interactions of Opioid Analgesics
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