The Pill Book (14th Edition) [NOOK Book]

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THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO PILLS—COMPLETELY REVISED 14th EDITION FOR 2010 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, ...
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Overview

THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO PILLS—COMPLETELY REVISED 14th EDITION FOR 2010 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*
 
No home should be without this book!

*Not all ereading devices will show the images in color and at the exact size.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553907636
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/20/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1248
  • Sales rank: 212,375
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

 
Educated at Columbia University, Dr. Harold Silverman has been a hospital pharmacist, industry consultant, author, and educator for more than 35 years. Dr. Silverman’s professional objective is to help people understand why medicines are prescribed and how to get the most from them.

    In addition to The Pill Book, Dr. Silverman has also authored The Women’s Drug Store, The Pill Book Guide to Safe Drug Use, The Consumer’s Guide to Poison Protection, and Travel Healthy. He is also a co-author of The Vitamin Book: A No-Nonsense Consumer Guide and The Med-File Drug Interactions System.

    Dr. Silverman has contributed more than 70 articles, research papers, and textbook chapters to the professional literature, including The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home Edition. He has taught pharmacology and clinical pharmacy at several universities and has won numerous awards for his work. Dr. Silverman resides in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Judith Brown, and their son Joshua.

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  • Posted September 6, 2009

    The Pill Book (13th Edition) by Harold M. Silverman

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2010

    Not a book for e-readers

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2005

    One easy pill to swallow !!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    The Pill Book

    I have found this is a good refernence book for anyone on medications.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    The Package Inserts Don't Do It For Me . . .

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    Book would not open on my ereader.

    Book would not open on my ereader:( and since I need this one for work I was very upset.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2004

    People can't read apparently

    I've used this book off and on and sometimes its hit and miss for the drugs I need to lookup but the title of the book is MOST-PRESCRIBED not ALL prescription drugs apparently the other reviwers fail to realize that a book having every single drug would cost much more than $6.99.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2004

    This Book Needs To Be Updated!

    I purchased this book to educate myself on any medications that my family is taking. It was ok at first for general ailments but my husband was diagnosed with a potentially life threatening condition and I can't find any of the newer drugs that have been prescribed for him. I went to the Doctor for an ear infection and The Pill Book does not have the drops my physician told me to take. Today's antibiotic resistant bacterias require that new medicines be formulated. The Pill Book is not keeping up with technology.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Everyone should have this book!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Won't Open!

    I have used every "Nook-trick" that I can think of to get this book to open. It just will not open. I'm seriously thinking of just deleting the whole thing AFTER I call B & N to get my credit on this. I really think I'd rather buy it at the pharmacy anyway. The real deal is way easier to highlight and mark! Thumbs down on this one!

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Don't buy for NOOK. The print copy is still the best pill resear

    Don't buy for NOOK.
    The print copy is still the best pill research handbook out there but the NOOK version is a head scratcher. There is no index, just "chapter" links and no way to quickly look at or up information. It's a horrible format, and the color plates are small scans at the end. Very clumsy and difficult on NOOK, worthless, really.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    piss poor

    no index you got to be joking

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2009

    Not an authorized review

    I bought this for a very good friend of mine, so I can't give my direct opinion of this reference book, however, she stated that it was more complicated to follow than publications which she had purchased prior.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2003

    This Book need serious update

    Well, i bought this book six month ago, and the book did mention some of the drup i'm using for certain ailment. however, this pill book need a major update and added more source of prescription name in it. In addition, this book need more picture of certion type of drup like prozact, and seperate them from brand name to generic. if want to buy this book, then you should have it. You should alway update your pill book, for treatment, a cure, or for a thirst of knowledge about certain type of drugs.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    Not A Good Listing

    I bought this book because I am on quite a few different medications for the illness I have. I can't find but a few of the medications I'm on in this book. I was very disappointed. The medications are not new and they are far from being rare. Sorry, but very disappointing to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    FANTASTIC Reference Material

    I have been using the Pillbook through several editions. I first began reading the book, and using it religiously, when I lived in Connecticut in 1987. My (then) husband was given a prescription for some type of medication (I can't remember the name of it right this minute, and hesitate to use what I think it is, in case I didn't remember correctly). However, it was prescribed for him after he had herniated a disc in his lower back, (and I'm sure workers comp wanted him back to work quickly)and we filled the prescription, and I picked up or already had in my possession a copy of The Pillbook. I was extremely surprised to read, that the extremely educated and good doctors of the Hartford area, did not inform my husband that if he abruptly stopped taking this drug that he might have a heart attack. Needless to say, he decided that it wasn't in his best interest to use this medication, as he is not in the habit of using any medication unless it is absolutely necessary, and much like myself, would stop taking the medication when the pain wasn't bad enough to need anything more than a Tylenol or an Advil. On more than several occasions, I have found this book extremely helpful when being prescribed this drug or that drug, and asking the doctor if this other drug might not do the same thing for me, without either the side-effects or dangers involved... to find out that yes the other medication would do the same thing. My household would not be without a copy of The Pillbook sitting patiently on a shelf, waiting for me to pick it up and use it once again. (Don't laugh, but sometimes I read it just for fun). There was also another book I owned back in 1987 that I found extremely helpful as well. It was some type of medical dictionary, and it again was in layman's terms that was understandable when read. I found it quite helpful in some diagnoses as well. I wish that I could find it once again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2002

    Execellent Reference

    This book provides the consumer with a detailed explanation of the drugs that have been perscribed to them, while keeping the terminology simple enough for everyone to understand. There is also a visual reference to help you ensure you are taking the correct medications. I would strongly suggest this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2002

    THIS IS THE BEST BOOK

    It has all the newest medications and it gives you the symptons and it's purpose. It is compact so you don't have to carry around a bulky medicine book. You can easily take it anywhere. I love this book and it gives me everything I need to know.

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    Posted January 17, 2010

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