The Complete Idiot's Guide to Prescription Drugs by Michael C. Gerald
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Prescription drugs are expensive, often have side effects, and are marketed by a variety of different names. Even doctors aren't always able to explain their full range of uses. Here is the first comprehensive popular reference book on prescription drugs organized alphabetically by medical condition rather than by drug. Written in clear layman's language, this groundbreaking guide empowers patients by delivering everything they need to know about this all-important subject. • First book to be organized alphabetically by the 85 most common medical conditions • Features an in-depth listing of which drugs are prescribed for each condition, how they work, their side effects, and typical dosages • Includes a chart listing the various names of drugs in the marketplace and their generic equivalents, plus other money-saving tips • Up-to-the-minute information on FDA rules and regulations • Complete glossary of medical terms
Michael C. Gerald is professor of pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut. He has served as an elected officer, appointed officer, and committee member in a variety of scientific, health professional, and educational organizations. He is author and co- author of over 100 publications and four books, including Pharmacology: An Introduction to Drugs.