The Pill Book (13th Edition): The Illustrated Guide To The Most-Prescribed Drugs In The United States

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 23, 2009 - Medical - 1296 pages
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For more than two decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved drug information plus guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, and easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes.

The most up-to-date information about the more than 1,800 most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States:

• Generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money
• What the 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


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Great reference book - Goodreads
Great reference book. - Goodreads
Physical descriptions and color pictures are included. - Goodreads

The Pill Book (Paperback)

User Review  - jnotary - Overstock.com

The Pill Book is a great book to add on your bookshelf, especially if you are in the medical field, or have family members who need to take medicines for survival. In my opinion nice reference book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

This 15th edition lists numerous medications. It contains information about the drug to include use, side effects, and interactions. Physical descriptions and color pictures are included. It is a very handy reference for anyone using pharmaceuticals. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Harold M. Silverman, Pharm. D., has been practicing health-care public affairs and communications for over fifteen years. He is the co-author of Bantam's The Vitamin Book, and author of the chapter on generic drugs in The Merck Manual: Home Edition.


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