The most thorough, objective and authoritative guide to over 10,000 prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Complete Drug Reference, compiled independently of any drug manufacturer influence, is the most unbiased, objective guide to virtually every medicine used in the United States. This 1,700-page guide is based on thorough reviews and consensus of hundreds of medical authorities. It provides valuable, even life-saving information and guidance in clear, direct language written not for physicians or pharmacists but for the person taking or administering the drug. This up-to-date edition includes:
-- Guidelines on drug usage, interactions with food or other drugs, and side effects
-- Complete coverage of side effects of food and drug interactions
-- Proper ways to store drugs
-- 32-page full-color medicine chart illustrating over 1,600 prescription medicines
-- More than 1,700 pages
-- Easy-to-use index by brand and generic names.
With thousands of prescription drugs available today, protecting yourself and your family should be a main priority. Consumers need to educate themselves on prescription and over-the-counter drugs and take an assertive role in managing their medications. The new 2006 edition of Consumers Drug Reference (CDR) can assist consumers on questions they have regarding their medication. Am I taking the right dosage? Does it conflict with other medication? Unlike other drug references, the CDR relies solely on medical experts for its facts, not drug manufacturers' package inserts. These experts have worked with the United States Pharmacopeias (USP) to provide: "Unbiased, authoritative information on more than 11,000 drugs; including vitamins, minerals and the newest drugs "Full color identification chart of pills and tablets "Drug precautions and side effects you should know before using "Correct dosage and information on missed dosage "General information about the use of medicine, plus a glossary with over 400 medical terms "Free link to the USP website for new and additional drug listings.
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