Introduction to Pharmacology

By

  • Mary Asperheim Favaro, MD,MS,BS, Staff Physician, Little River Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC; Formerly Instructor of Pharmacology, St. Louis University School of Nursing and Health Services, St. Louis, MO
  • Justin Favaro, MD, PhD, BS, Oncology Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina

Administer drugs safely and prevent drug errors with accurate, up-to-date drug information! Concise and easy to understand, Introduction to Pharmacology, 12th Edition provides drug monographs with key information such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. Drug entries are organized by classification, and include the newest FDA-approved drugs. Coverage of special situations highlights the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults. To provide a solid foundation for safe practice, authors Mary Asperheim Favaro and Justin Favaro also address the principles of pharmacology and the basic math needed to calculate drug dosages.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5073-3


Table of Contents

Unit One: Mathematics of Drug Dosage

1. Basic Math Review

Unit Two: Principles of Pharmacology

2. Introduction to Pharmacology

3. Drug Legislation and Drug Standards

4. Introduction to Drug Dosage

5. Administration of Medications

6. Vitamins, Minerals, and General Nutrition

Unit Three: Drug Classifications

7. Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Agents

8. Antihistamines

9. Drugs that Affect the Skin and Mucous Membranes

10. Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System

11. Drugs that Affect the Circulatory System

12. Drugs that Affect the Central Nervous System

13. Pain Medications

14. Tranquilizers and Antidepressants

15. Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors

16. Drugs that Affect the Autonomic Nervous System

17. Drugs that Affect the Digestive System

18. The Endocrine Glands and Hormones

19. Diuretics and Other Drugs that Affect the Urinary System

20. Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives

21. Antineoplastic Drugs

22. Molecular and Targeted Therapies

Unit Four: Special Situations in Pharmacology

23. Drug Therapy in Women

24. Drug Therapy in Older Adults

25. Drug Therapy in Children  NEW!

26. Home Health and End-of-Life Care

27. Substance Abuse

28. Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions

29. Interactions  NEW!

Glossary

Answers to Exercises and Review Questions

Therapeutic Index

General Index

Disorders Index