No home should be without at least one drug information guide. With new drugs coming out so frequently you should update every couple of years. You should add one to your Christmas list! Here are our recommendations:
Drug Information Handbook: Pocket, 2000-2001
by Charles F. Lacy, Lora L. Armstrong, Morton P. Goldman
The Drug Information Handbook, Pocket contains up to 20 fields of information for over 1,280 drug monographs. The handbook is alphabetically organized by both trade and generic drug name and is fully cross-referenced by page number.
The Appendix information includes extracted information from the full handbook version and includes comparative drug charts, therapy recommendations and other important information on a variety of clinical topics.
Advice for the Patient : Drug Information in Lay Language (Usp Di, Vol 2)
by U S Pharmacopeial Convention Inc Staff
An invaluable resource for patient education. Printed in larger type and written in patient-friendly language, Advice for the Patient is designed to make important drug information easy to grasp for all patients taking medication.
Simplified drug monographs (corresponding to listings in Drug Information for the Health Care Professional) provide direct, reassuring guidance on proper drug use…precautions…side effects…special considerations such as age, allergies, pregnancy and breast-feeding…and more.
The American Pharmaceutical Association’s Guide to Prescription Drugs
by Donald Sullivan
Working in collaboration with the American Pharmaceutical Association (AphA), pharmacist Donald Sullivan has compiled this reference guide covering approximately 1,000 of the most commonly prescribed drugs. Organized in an accessible format, and written in straightforward terms for easy reading and comprehension by people without medical expertise, each drug listed includes both brand and generic names, principal uses, dosages, average prices, and advice on when to use and when to avoid certain drugs. A handy reference guide for anyone who wants to know the facts about prescribed medication.
Children’s Prescription Drugs
by Consumer Guide (Editor)
Offers information on more than two hundred prescription and over-the-counter drugs for children, with cross-references to more than a thousand brand-name drugs, covering dosage, how to administer them, and side effects.
Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs : 2000 Edition (Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs, 2000)
by H. Winter Griffith
An updated edition of the best-selling reference covers more than five thousand drugs and contains revised drug charts, information about new drugs approved by the FDA, directions and restrictions, and more.
The Complete Guide to Pills
by Andrew J. Buda (Editor), Brenda Adderly (Editor)
Featuring more than 1,700 of the most prescribed medications, this comprehensive reference guide to prescription drugs lists all generic and brand names in alphabetical order. Each entry includes dosages, side effects, interactions, and special precautions and warnings. It is also cross-referenced with easy-to-read charts and a 32-page color insert.