Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy / Edition 1

Handbook of Geriatric Drug Therapy / Edition 1

by Springhouse Publishing, Springhouse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874349982

ISBN-13: 9780874349986

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This one-of-a-kind guide covers nearly 700 of the drugs most commonly prescribed for geriatric patients. Includes generic and trade names; pharmacologic and therapeutic classifications; how supplied; indications, route, and dosage; pharmocodynamics; pharmocokinetics; adverse reactions; drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-lifestyle interactions; precautions and

Overview

This one-of-a-kind guide covers nearly 700 of the drugs most commonly prescribed for geriatric patients. Includes generic and trade names; pharmacologic and therapeutic classifications; how supplied; indications, route, and dosage; pharmocodynamics; pharmocokinetics; adverse reactions; drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-lifestyle interactions; precautions and contraindications; and special considerations, including patient and caregiver education.

Also includes polypharmacy issues, dosage adjustments, the latest HCFA drug therapy guidelines for long term-care, and more. Offers drug updates on the Internet. A-to-Z organization. Flexible cover, 4 ½" x 7 ½".

PLUS --- these quick-reference features:

  • Color photoguide with actual-size photos of more than 300 commonly prescribed drugs.
  • Methods for calculating creatinine clearance.
  • Age-related changes in laboratory values
  • Components of analgesic combination products
  • Adverse reactions commonly misinterpreted as age-related changes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874349986
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
1000
Product dimensions:
4.54(w) x 7.52(h) x 1.24(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1     Effects of Aging on Drug Therapy

Chapter 2     Improving Patient Compliance

Generic Drugs in Alphabetical Order

Photoguide to Tablets and Capsules

Appendices

Index

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