The Pill Book (15th Edition): New and Revised 15th Edition

The Pill Book (15th Edition): New and Revised 15th Edition

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by Harold M. Silverman
     
 

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THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO PILLS—COMPLETELY REVISED 15TH EDITION FOR 2012 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES
 

For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved information on more than 1,800 of the

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No home should be without this book!

THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO PILLS—COMPLETELY REVISED 15TH EDITION FOR 2012 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES
 

For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved information on more than 1,800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. Inside you’ll discover
 
• generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money
• what each drug is for, and how it works
• usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped
• side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference
• interactions with other drugs and food
• overdose and addiction potential
• alcohol-free and sugar-free medications
• the most popular self-injected medications and their safe handling
• information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs
• cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor
• 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553593563
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
1296
Sales rank:
32,889
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 2.00(d)

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The Pill Book 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
RARogers More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a quick reference guide to the most common drugs and pills on the market today, The Pill Book (13th Edition) by Harold M. Silverman is the book for you. While certainly less comprehensive (and less expensive) than a Physicians' Desk Reference Guide, it does give the names, types of drugs, general information, warnings, dosages, and drug interactions for the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market in the United States, as well as what conditions these drugs are prescribed for. It comes in a matter-of-fact format and is easy for the average layperson to use.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Believe me when I say that this book is very easy to digest. It is exactly what the title infers- a big book that explains just about every pill you can imagine (and it is a pretty thick book indeed). A poor man's PDR, but just as useful, I recommend it to anybody that wants a good reference for medications.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when I get a prescription. They don't say much about drug interactions, or what to do when I've missed a dose. They often assume I know technical jargon like 'MAO Inhibitor' or 'Tricyclic Antidepressant'. Clearly they were written by scientists for--well, not for scientists but probably for the drug companies and pharmacists to relieve themselves of liability in case of misuse. Do yourself a favor and get ahold of the pill-takers' 'Bible'--this one truly is. Any family that gets more than one prescription filled a year can benefit from THE PILL BOOK. This book does its best to describe, thoroughly and patiently, the ins and outs of every prescription drug in America, what the drug is meant to do, the side effects, interactions, who should not be taking it, whether generics are available, what to do if abused, if you miss a dose, and so on. There are even color plates of the most widely prescribed drugs. Who knows? This book might even save your life; it certainly has saved me money and time.
Para-Fan More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my nook and that was a mistake. It is very difficult to find what you're looking for even if the medication is listed in alphabetical order. I would roll pass it one way or the other and it takes forever to find by clicking one page at a time. I finally just gave up, as I was trying to research 5 medications, and decided to try again later when I cooled down. An index would have been nice even if the page referenced differed by 3 or 4 pages. Very poor purchase, buy the book not the e-book.
mbw315 More than 1 year ago
I have found this is a good refernence book for anyone on medications.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't buy the nook version. It doesn't have visuals so you can't even identify the pills. Not to mention it doesn't have them all like it says. So, if you're going to get this, get the real version, not the NOOK version. ):(
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RaeLM More than 1 year ago
This is the one book that every household should have. With the fast & continuous introduction of new drugs to the market this book lets you know exactly what you are taking. Informative and in layman's terms this book is a must!
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