Adverse Drug Interactions: A Handbook for Prescribers
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Adverse Drug Interactions: A Handbook for Prescribers

by Lakshman Delgoda Karalliedde
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340927690

ISBN-13: 9780340927694

Pub. Date: 03/15/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The prescription of two or more drugs for simultaneous use by a patients always raises the possibility that one of those drugs will affect the intensity and duration of effect of the other(s), and can introduce the possibility of serious side effects occurring. This book provides a convenient, user-friendly approach to this problem, providing information on

Overview

The prescription of two or more drugs for simultaneous use by a patients always raises the possibility that one of those drugs will affect the intensity and duration of effect of the other(s), and can introduce the possibility of serious side effects occurring. This book provides a convenient, user-friendly approach to this problem, providing information on potential adverse affects by drug class. By establishing a system of grading throughout the book and appropriate coding through the use of special icons, the authors highlight immediately to the reader those interactions that are likely to give rise to life-threatening reactions and must therefore be completely avoided in addition to other, less threatening but nonetheless important interactions to be aware of.

Presented in tabular form for ease of reference, the book also provides a brief summary of the mechanism underlying a particular interaction, alternative drugs lacking the same reactions that may be considered and instructions for monitoring patients when adverse effects may occur. All advice is supported by the appropriate evidence, graded according to a university accepted system. Drug naming follows the recommendations of INN. Throughout, interactions with OTC medications, herbal remedies and dietary supplements are also considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340927694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/15/2009
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
849
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Cardiovascular drugs
Introduction
Aliskiren
Antiarrhythmics
Antihypertensives and heart failure drugs
Antiplatelet drugs
Beta-blockers
Calcium channel blockers
Cardiac glycosides
Diuretics
Ivabradine
Lipid-lowering drugs
Nitrates
Peripheral vasodilators
Potassium channel activators
Selective phosphodiesterase inhibitors
Sympathomimetics

Drugs acting on the nervous system
Introduction
Antidementia drugs
Antidepressants
Antiemetics
Antiepileptics
Antimigraine drugs
Antiobesity drugs
Antiparkinson's drugs
Antipsychotics
Anxiolytics and hypnotics
CNS stimulants
Drug dependence therapies
Drugs used to treat neuromuscular diseases and movement disorders

Anticancer and immunomodulating drugs
Introduction
Cytotoxics
Hormones and hormone antagonists
Other immunomodulating drugs

Anticoagulants
Introduction
Anticoagulants - oral
Anticoagulants - parenteral
Thrombolytics

Anitdiabetic drugs
Introduction
Insulin
Metformin
Sulphorylureas
Other diabetic drugs

Other endocrine drugs
Bisphosphonates
Danazol
Desmopressin
Diazoxide
Dutasteride
Female sex hormones
Gestrinone
Glucagon
Nandrolone
Somatropin (growth hormone)
Steroid replacement therapy
Strontium ranelate
Testosterone
Thyroid hormones
Trilostane

Analgesics
Introduction
Acetaminophen
Nefopam
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Opioids
Paracetamol

Muscoskeletal drugs
Introduction
Antigout drugs
Drugs treating inflammatory arthropathies
Drugs affecting bone metabolism
Skeletal muscle relaxants

Anaesthetic drugs
Introduction
Anaesthetics - general
Anaesthetics - local
Anticholinesterases
Antimuscarinics
Benzodiazepines
Dantrolene
Muscle relaxants - depolarizing and non-depolarizing
Opioids

Drugs to treat infections
Introduction
Antibiotics - aminoglycosides
Antibiotics - beta-lactams
Antibiotics - macrolides
Antibiotics - penicillins
Antibiotics - quinolones
Antibiotics - rifamycins
Antibiotics - sulphonamides
Antibiotics - tetracyclines
Other antibiotics
Antifungal drugs
Antimalarials
Other antiprotozoals
Antivirals - antiretrovirals
Antivirals - other

Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract
Introduction
Antacids
Antidiarrhaeals
Antiemetics
Antimuscarinics
Drugs affecting bile
Drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease
H2 receptor blockers
Pancreatin
Proton pump inhibitors
Sucralfate
Tripotassium dicitratobismuthate

Respiratory drugs
Introduction
Antihistamines
Bronchodilators
Doxapram
Leukotriene receptor antagonists

Metabolic drugs
Agalsidase
Laronidase
Penicillamine
Sodium phenylbutyrate
Trientine

Drugs used in obstetrics and gynaecology
Danazol
Ergometrine
Female hormones
Gestrinone
Mifepristone
Oxytocics
Prostaglandins
Raloxifene
Tibolone

Urological drugs
Urinary retention
Urinary incontinence
Erectile dysfunction
Urinary alkalization

Drugs of abuse
Cannabis
Amphetamines
Ecstasy (MDMA)
Cocaine
Heroin
Hallucinogens
Gamma hydroxybutyric acid

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