Description: This is a smaller compilation of significant drug interactions derived from a more comprehensive volume.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a resource in the management of drug interactions for healthcare providers.
Audience: It is targeted to anyone involved with the prescribing, dispensing, or administering of medications.
Features: This book covers only clinically important drug interactions from Class 1 (avoid combination) to Class 3 (minimize risk). It is dedicated to providing healthcare professionals management options for each interaction. Monographs are organized alphabetically and each contains a summary, risk factors, related drugs, management options, and references.
Assessment: This is a very useful reference for healthcare professionals. Many computer programs used today identify drug interactions but do not offer management solutions such as those found in this book. It should be noted that two types of interactions cannot be found in this book: anesthetics and drugs of abuse. For a more comprehensive guide, Hansten and Horn Drug Interactions Analysis and Management (Wolters Kluwer Health, 2001) should be consulted.