Based on the results of an extensive literature search, an international team of authors have collected the latest information on adverse drug effects from the world literature. New adverse effects are reported and evaluated and previously reported adverse effects are re-evaluated in the light of the most recent information. The book provides the reader with a critical and up-to-date overview of the most recent developments in the field. Selected adverse effects are discussed in the special reviews. Two separate indexes enhance the book and allow the author to enter the text by drug name or by adverse effect. The Annual can be used independently or as a supplement to the standard Encyclopedic work in this field, Meyler's Side effects of Drugs, of which, the Fourteenth Edition was published in December 2000.

Table of Contents

List of special reviews.
Cumulative index of Special Reviews, Annuals 16-21.
Essay. Errors in prescribing, preparing, and giving medicines-definition, classification, and prevention (R. Ferner, J.K. Aronson).
1. Central nervous system stimulants and drugs that suppress appetite (R.P. Sequeira).
2. Antidepressant drug (P.J. Cowen).
3. Lithium (J.W. Jefferson).
4. Drugs of abuse (E.J. Wong et al.).
5. Hypnotics and sedatives (S. Curran, S. Lally).
6. Antipsychotic drugs (A. Carvajal, L.H. Martín Arias).
7. Antiepileptic drugs (E. Perucca).
8. Opioid analgesics and narcotic antagonists (A.H. Ghodse, R.E. Edwards).
9. Anti-inflammatory and antipyretic analgesics and drugs used in gout (A. Del Favero).
10. General anesthetics and therapeutic gases (T.G. Short, E. Petcu).
11. Local anesthetics (S.A. Schug, J.E. Ritchie).
12. Neuromuscular blocking agents and skeletal muscle relaxants (O. Zuzan, M. Leuwer).
13. Drugs affecting autonomic functions or the extrapyramidal system (M. Schachter).
14. Dermatalogical drugs, topical agents, and cosmetics (A.C. de Groot).
15. Antihistamines (A.N. Nicholson).
16. Drugs acting on the respiratory tract (J.W. Paterson, K.M. Lulich).
17. Positive inotropic drugs and drugs used in dysrhythmias (J.K. Aronson).
18. Beta-adrenoceptor antagonists and antianginal drugs (A.P. Maggioni et al.).
19. Drugs acting on the cerebral and peripheral circulations (R. Verhaeghe).
20. Antihypertensive drugs (F. Zannad).
21. Diuretics (G.T. McInnes).
22. Metals (G.B. van der Voet, F.A. de Wolff).
23. Metal antagonists (R.H.B. Meyboom).
24. Antiseptic


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@from:(A.G. Peppelman) @qu:(translated from Dutch) For the pharmacist who is confronted with questions about side effects, this is an almost indispensable reference. (...)With the outstanding index, listing medicines as well as side effects, questions can be quickly answered. @source:Pharmaceutisch Weekblad