Pearson Health Professional’s Drug Guide 2017-2018 is ideal for the Pharmacology for Health Professions course. It also serves as a useful reference for health professionals.
The information health professionals need for safe, effective drug administration in any setting
With over 400 updates, the new 2017-2018 edition of the Pearson Health Pofessional’s Drug Guide provides safe, effective, current, and accurate drug information in a quickly accessible format. Comprehensive and complete, it lists all drugs alphabetically by generic names for quick reference, with an index listing both generic and trade names. It presents important clinical information for hundreds of drugs, with adverse reactions, interactions, side effects, and impacts on lab results.
This new edition includes 14 monographs for new drugs recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and over 400 updates to drug indications, available dosage forms, adverse effects, dosages, and more. IV administration information has been updated regarding adults as well as children. There are subheadings for IV preparation and administration of IV medications for children (when available), which add to the ease of locating appropriate information by age.
Table of contents
Editorial Review Panel
Classification Scheme and Prototype Drugs
Alphabetical Entries for Generic Drugs
Appendix A. Ocular Medications, Low Molecular Weight Heparins, Inhaled Corticosteroids, and Topical Corticosteroids
Appendix B. U.S. Schedules of Controlled Substances
Appendix C. FDA Pregnancy Information
Appendix D. Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed
Appendix E. Prescription Combination Drugs
Appendix F. Glossary of Key Terms, Clinical Conditions, and Associated Signs and Symptoms
Appendix G. Abbreviations
Appendix H. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Table
Appendix I. Look-Alike, Sound-Alike Medications
Appendix J. Vaccines
Common Drug IV-Site Compatibility Chart
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