Side Effects of Drugs Annual 20

  • Jeffrey K. Aronson, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK

The Side Effects of Drugs Annual has been published each year since 1977. It is designed to provide a critical and up-to-date account of new information related to adverse drug reactions and interactions from the clinician's point of view.

Under the supervision of the series editors, an international team of expert authors have gathered together the latest information on adverse drug effects from the international literature. In addition to describing new reports of adverse drug effects, the authors have subjected those reports to critical analysis, setting them into context in terms of clinical relevance and importance, and cross-referring to previous reports where necessary. New adverse effects are reported and evaluated and previously reported adverse effects are re-evaluated in the light of the most recent information. A special feature is the reviews, in which selected adverse effects are discussed in depth. The use of the book is enhanced by two separate indexes, allowing the reader to enter the text by drug name, adverse effect name, or drug interaction.

The Annual can be used independently or as a supplement to the standard encyclopaedic work in this field, Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs, of which, the Fourteenth Edition was published in December 2000.

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For clinical pharmacologists, pharmaceutics and toxicologists.


Book information

  • Published: December 1997
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-82532-2


You will find a lot of useful, although frequently unexpected, information on practically all those drugs prescribed every day but which are normally either not considered at all or are believed to be of limited significance (which is often not true). The volume is especially designed for clinical pharmacologists, pharmaceutists and toxicologists. However, all physicians should know of its existence when consultation in the specific field is required.
(G. Bianchi Porro, Milan, Italy), Italian Journal Gastroenterol Hepatol, 31

Table of Contents

Contributors. List of special reviews. How to use this book. Essay: Complementary/alternative medicine: what should we do about it? (E. Ernst). Central nervous system stimulants and drugs that suppress appetite (R.P. Sequeira). Antidepressant drug (P.J. Cowen). Lithium (M. Schou). Drugs of abuse (J.K. Patel et al.). Hypnotics and sedatives (S. Curran, W. Burn). Antipsychotic drugs (A. Carvajal, L.H. Martín Arias). Antiepileptic drugs (E. Perucca). Opioid analgesics and narcotic antagonists (A.H. Ghodse, R.E. Edwards). Anti-inflammatory and antipyretic analgesics and drugs used in gout (A. Del Favero). General anesthetics and therapeutic gases (J.K. Aronson). Local anesthetics (S. Schug, D. SideBotham). Neuromuscular blocking agents and skeletal muscle relaxants (M. Leuwer, O. Zuzan). Drugs affecting autonomic functions or the extrapyramidal system (M. Schachter). Dermatological drugs, topical agents, and cosmetics (A.C. de Groot). Antihistamines (L. Turner). Drugs acting on the respiratory tract (G. Boman). Positive inotropic drugs and drugs used in dysrhythmias (J.K. Aronson). &bgr;-Adrenoceptor antagonists and antianginal drugs (A.P. Maggioni et al.). Drugs acting on the cerebral and peripheral circulations (R. Verhaeghe). Antihypertensive drugs (F. Zannad). Diuretics (G.T. McInnes).Metals (G.B. van der Voet, F.A de Wolff). Metal antagonists (R.H.B. Meyboom). Antiseptic drugs and disinfectants (P. Magee). Penicillins, cephalosporins, other &bgr;-lactam antibiotics and tetracyclines (T. Midtvedt). Miscellaneous antibacterial drugs(S.H. Khoo, T. Walley). Antifungal drugs (J.K. Aronson). Antiprotozoal drugs (M. Pirmohamed, P.A. Winstanley). Antiviral drugs (P. Reiss, M.D. de Jong). Drugs used in tuberculosis and leprosy (M.J. Dedicoat, C.J. Ellis). Antihelminthic drugs(A.G.C. Bauer). Vaccines (S. Dittmann). Blood, blood components, plasma, and plasma products (H.W. Eijkhout, W.G. van Aken).Intravenous infusions - solutions and emulsions (P.I. Folb). Drugs affecting blood coagulation, fibrinolysis and hemostasis(J. Vermylen). Gastrointestinal drugs (R.E. Pounder). Drugs acting on the immune system (T. Vial, J. Descotes). Vitamins(H.D. Reuter). Corticotrophins and corticosteroids (J. Costa, M. Farré). Sex hormones and related compounds, including hormonal contraceptives (A. Buitenhuis, C.J. van Boxtel). Thyroid hormones and antithyroid drugs (J.A. Franklyn).Insulin, glucagon, and oral hypoglycemic drugs (H.M.J. Krans). Miscellaneous hormones and prostaglandins (J.R. Peters).Drugs affecting lipid metabolism (I. Aursnes). Cytostatic drugs (A. Stanley). Radiological contrast agents (P. Dawson). Drugs used in ocular treatment (B.C.P. Polak). Treatments used in complementary medicine (E. Ernst). Miscellaneous drugs, materials and medical devices (N.H. Choulis).