The Side Effects of Drugs Annual 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 current Annual is the first update of the standard encyclopaedic work in this field,'s Side Effects of Drugs, Fourteenth Edition, which was published in December 2000.

Table of Contents

Cumulative Index of Special Reviews. Essay: Secrecy hiding harm: case histories from the past that inform the future (I. Palmlund). 1. Central nervous system stimulants, drugs that suppress appetite, and drugs used in Alzheimer's disease (R.P. Sequeira). 2. Antidepressant drugs (P.J. Cowen). 3. Lithium (J.W. Jefferson). 4. Drugs of abuse (J.K. Patel, E. Wong, A.I. Green). 5. Hypnotics and sedatives (S. Curran, S. Musa). 6. Antipsychotic drugs (A. Carvajal, L.H. Martín Arias). 7. Antiepileptic drugs (E. Perucca). 8. Opioid analgesics and narcotic antagonists (A.H. Ghodse, A.M. Baldacchino). 9. Anti-inflammatory and antipyretic analgesics and drugs used in gout (A. Del Favero). 10. General anesthetics and therapeutic gases (T.G. Short, E. Hedayati). 11. Local anesthetics (S.A. Schug, D. Watson). 12. Neuromuscular blocking agents and skeletal muscle relaxants (O. Zuzan, M. Leuwer). 13. Drugs affecting autonomic functions or the extrapyramidal system (M. Schachter). 14. Dermatological drugs, topical agents, and cosmetics (M.M. Meinardi, M. Mulder). 15. Antihistamines (A.N. Nicholson). 16. Drugs acting on the respiratory tract (T.D. Robinson, A. Havryk, J.P. Seale). 17. Positive inotropic drugs and drugs used in dysrhythmias (J.K. Aronson). 18. Beta-adrenoceptor antagonists and antianginal drugs (A.P. Maggioni, M.G. Franzosi, R. Latini). 19. Drugs acting on the cerebral and peripheral circulations (R. Verhaeghe). 20. Antihypertensive drugs (F. Zannad). 21. Diuretics (G.T. MacInnes). 22. Metals (G.B. van der Voet, F.A. de Wolff). 23. Metal antagonists (R.H.B. Meyboom). 24. Antiseptic drugs and disinfectants (P. Magee). 25. Penicillins, cephalosporins, other bet


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