Drug Actions and Interactions [NOOK Book]

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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...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Rachel R Chennault, PhD (American College of Clinical Pharmacy)
Description: This is a comprehensive guide through the mechanisms of action of major drugs, including prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies, as well as their potential for interactions when taken in combination.
Purpose: As an increasing number of adults in the United States describe taking multiple medications simultaneously, the potential for dangerous interactions among concomitant drug therapies also rises. This book addresses this important concern by reviewing the top 300 most prescribed drugs in the United States available to treat more than 80 different diseases or conditions, providing an in-depth description of the drugs' mechanisms of action, discussing side effects and adverse drug events associated with each drug's use, and warnings about a drug's potential interactions with a given medication, therapeutic group, and/or dietary supplement to avoid potentially serious consequences of drug-drug interactions.
Audience: This will serve as an invaluable guide for various medical professionals and basic scientists, as well as pharmacology students with an interest in understanding the relevance of drug interactions to pharmacotherapy. As a widely recognized expert and acclaimed author in the field of pharmacology, Dr. Choe lends authority to this discussion.
Features: The book is organized into eight parts based on body systems (i.e., gastrointestinal, endocrine, neuronal, etc.). Chapters in each of these parts address various disease states relevant to the body system and systematically describe the most commonly prescribed drugs for treating each disease or condition, their mechanisms of action, as well as side effects and the biological basis for interaction with other drugs. The appendixes group these major drugs by therapeutic classification and further describe interactions that are shared among each group's members with other groups or individual drug agents.
Assessment: The book is extremely useful as a quick yet thorough guide through the wealth of information that exists for the most common drug therapies. Although readers may find expanded coverage of much of the same material in other books, such as Clinical Drug Data, 11th edition, Smith et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2010), this one is unique in its careful consideration of the relevance of dietary supplements to the discussion of drug interactions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071769457
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 575,543
  • File size: 44 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Profile

Dr. Choe has a PH.D. degree at UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, NC. He also has his MS from Seoul National University in Soul, South Korea. Choe has taught 28 consecutive years of teaching the pharmacology course at the AUC School of Medicine at St. Maarten, West Indies. Having taken the course of pharmacognosy (scientific studies on herbal remedies) for his MS degree at the Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea; followed by the course of pharmacology (scientific studies on prescription drugs) for his Ph.D. degree at the UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, N.C., USA, this author has gained in-depth knowledge and experiences spanning the two competing spheres of the therapeutics. Moreover, this author has to his credit 28 consecutive years of teaching the pharmacology course at the AUC School of Medicine at St. Maarten, West Indies.
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Table of Contents

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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