Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs: The International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions

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Building on the success of the 14 previous editions, this remarkable reference has been extensively reorganized and expanded and now comprises almost 1,500 individual drug articles providing the most complete coverage of adverse reactions and interactions found anywhere. Each article contains detailed and authoritative information about the adverse effects of each drug, with comprehensive references to the primary literature making this a must have for any academic or medical library, pharmacologist, regulatory ...

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Overview

Building on the success of the 14 previous editions, this remarkable reference has been extensively reorganized and expanded and now comprises almost 1,500 individual drug articles providing the most complete coverage of adverse reactions and interactions found anywhere. Each article contains detailed and authoritative information about the adverse effects of each drug, with comprehensive references to the primary literature making this a must have for any academic or medical library, pharmacologist, regulatory organization, hospital dispensary or pharmaceutical company.

Now available online for all academic, corporate or government institution as well as individuals via
Science Direct! The online version provides an unparalleled depth of coverage and functionality by offering convenient desktop access and enhanced features such as increased searchability, extensive internal cross-linking and fully downloadable and printable full-text, HTML or PDF articles.

• Enhanced encyclopedic format with drug monographs now organised alphabetically
• Completely expanded coverage of each drug - thalidomide warranted three sentences in Meyler's 14th edition, but is now a 13 page extensive monograph
• Clearer, systematic organization of information for easier reading including case histories to provide perspective on each listing
• Extensive bibliography with over 40,000 references - Meyler's 15th edition incorporates all relevant citations from Meyler's 14th, but also includes relevant citations from previous editions of Meyler's and Side Effects of Drugs Annuals to give a historical perspective on the use and safety of drugs

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Editorial Reviews

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"...one of the most complete yet user friendly publications...a worthwhile addition to medical, pharmacy, and other allied health school libraries."
- Patrick J. McDonnell, PharmD, Temple University School of Pharmacy, for DOODY'S (4 Stars!)

Praise for the Previous Edition:
"The high-quality indexes of drugs and of side-effects make this title even more valuable."
—JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY

"Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs is a valuable reference for doctors, pharmacists, or any health professional wanting an informed view of undesired drug effects. It is essential to pharmacy library collections."
—E-STREAMS

"When information in relation to adverse effects of medicinal products is required this book is, in my view, one of the best sources available."
—IRISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Patrick J McDonnell, Pharm.D.(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This encyclopedia is an extremely comprehensive compendium of the adverse effects of drugs, classifying these effects in an organ specific approach. Pertinent drug interactions are also featured. This is an update of a 2000 edition.
Purpose: The phrase "primum non nocere" or do no harm appears in the foreword. The reality of drug induced disease has certainly come to light with much effort and attention being placed on drug safety. With this encyclopedia, the practitioner is able to ascertain whether a patient's condition is iatrogenic/drug induced or idiopathic or, better yet, able to identify patients at risk for iatrogenic drug injury and develop strategies to prevent these events.
Audience: The audience certainly could include any professional who deals with the prescription or verification of medications (physicians/pharmacists/nurses), and the publication certainly would be worthwhile for those who study in the realm of pharmacoepidemiology. The editors and contributors include nearly 200 experts in their respective pharmacotherapy fields.
Features: The format has changed with this edition, which uses a monograph structure that features an individual drug or drug class. Previous editions used a chapter structure, mainly in the realm of organ specific adverse drug events. The monographs in this edition provide among the most complete explanations of a drug's particular adverse effects, covering the mechanism of the event, reported incidence, patient populations at risk, management of the event occurrence, to name just a few highlights. A complete index lists the drugs associated with a particular adverse effect, which of course refers the user to a particular monograph.
Assessment: As a pharmacy instructor and consultant in the area of drug induced disease, I am extremely impressed with the content and layout of this encyclopedia. It is one of the most complete yet user friendly publications on these disease states. It would be a worthwhile addition to medical, pharmacy, and other allied health school libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444509987
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/21/2006
  • Series: Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 4192
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Jeffrey K. Aronson is a consultant clinical pharmacologist and physician in the Department of Primary Health Care in the University of Oxford and a consultant physician in the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust. He has been associated with the Meyler series since 1977 and has published many research papers on adverse drug reactions. He is also the editor of Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs and the Side Effects of Drugs Annual series. He is President of the British Pharmacological Society and serves on many committees concerned with drug therapy, including the Technology Appraisal Committee of the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Joint Formulary Committees of the British National Formulary and the British National Formulary for Children.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Contents
How to use this book
Overview of Drug Monographs
Preface
Drug Monographs
Index of Drug Names
Index of Adverse Reactions

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