Key Features

  • Complete coverage brings you updated information on more than 1,000 generic-name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade-name drugs).
  • Alphabetically organized drug entries with convenient A-to-Z thumb tabs provide quick and easy access to key content.
  • Detailed information on each drug includes side effects broken down by frequent, occasional, and rare, as well as adverse effects/toxic reactions.
  • Clearly marked high-alert drugs, 275 Black Box Alerts, a sound-alike and look-alike drug appendix, and "Tall Man Spellings" recommended by the FDA promote drug administration safety.
  • Frequently used herb monographs and additional herb information in the appendix highlight the most common herbs and interactions with drugs, herbs, and foods.
  • Lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations prepare you to treat the specific needs of each patient population.
  • Comprehensive foldout IV compatibility chart includes essential compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs.
  • Highlighted monographs for the top 204 prescribed drugs help you identify the most frequently administered drugs.
  • Nursing implications organized in the functional nursing process framework include content on baseline assessment, intervention/evaluation, and patient and family teaching.
  • The top 400 U.S. brand name drugs are cross-referenced throughout for quick reference.
  • Information on fixed combinations is included in the dosage section of the monograph for each combined drug.
  • Therapeutic and toxic blood level information highlights patient implications for drug administration.
  • An overview of actions and uses for drug families offers a snapshot of important drug information for each class.
  • Potential herbal interactions are indicated within drug entries for quick reference.
  • A list of newly approved drugs in the front of the book allows you to easi

Table of Contents

List of Newly Approved Drugs
IV Compatibility Chart Insert
Drugs by Disorder
Section I. Drug Classifications
Section II. A-Z Drugs
Section III. Reference Section
Appendix A. Calculation of Doses
Appendix B. Controlled Drugs (United States)
Appendix C. Drip Rates for Critical Care Medications
Appendix D. Drugs of Abuse
Appendix E. Equi-Analgesic Drugs
Appendix F. FDA Pregnancy Categories
Appendix G. Herbal Therapies and Interactions
Appendix H. Lifespan and Cultural Aspects of Drug Therapy
Appendix I. Normal Laboratory Values
Appendix J. Orphan Drugs
Appendix K. P450 inducers and inhibitors
Appendix L. Poison Antidote Chart
Appendix M. Preventing Medication Errors and Improving Medication Safety
Appendix N. Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunizations
Appendix O. Signs and Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance
Appendix P. Sound-Alike and Look-Alike Drugs
Appendix Q. Spanish Phrases Often Used in the Clinical Setting
Appendix R. Techniques of Medication Administration
Appendix S. Chronic Wound Care Products
Appendix T. Parenteral Fluid Administration
New Drug Supplement
Comprehensive Index
Dangerous Abbreviations
Rapid-Sequence Intubation
Common Abbreviations


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