Key Features

  • Describes the drugs a surgical patient might be taking for other medical conditions, and how these drugs interact with anesthetics.
  • Details approximately 400 drugs in 36 different drugs classes, including drugs recently approved by the FDA.
  • Uses a concise, bulleted format to present—generic and trade name · pharmacokinetics · indications · pharmaco-dynamics involving the central nervous, cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems · dosages/concentrations for adults and children · specific contraindications · and interactions/allergic responses—for each drug.
  • Includes a "key point" for every drug entry that summarizes the clinical implications of the drug for the patient's perioperative course.

Table of Contents

1. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists

2. Angiotensin Converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors and receptor antagonists

3. Antacids and antisecretories

4. Antiarrhythmics

5. Anticholinergics and cholinesterase inhibitors

6. Anticoagulants and Procoagulants

7. Anticonvulsants

8. Antiemetics and Antinauseants

9. Antipsychotics

10. Antihistimines

11. Anti-Inflammatory Analgesics

12. Antimicrobials

13. Antineoplastics and Immunosuppresants

14. Antivirals

15. Benzodiazepines and Antagonist

16. Beta-Blockers

17. Blood Subsitutes and Volume Expanders

18. Bronchodilators and Antiasthmatics

19. Calcium-Channel Blockers (CCB)

20. Central Stimulants

21. Dermatologic Drugs

22. Cholinterase Inhibitors

23. Diuretics

24. Gastrointestinal Drugs

25. Herbal Medicines and Dietary Supplements

26. Hormones

27. Immunomodulators

28. Inhalation Anesthetics

29. Intravenous Anesthetics and Sedatives

30. Local Anesthetics

31. Metabolic Therapies

32. Miscellaneous Compounds

33. Muscle Relaxants

34. Opioid Angonists and Antagonists

35. Psychotopics

36. Steroids

37. Substance Abuse

38. Vasodilators


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About the author

Paul White

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and McDermott Chair of Anesthesia, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX