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This is the drug guide preferred by physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists - and all health care professionals who need accurate, easily accessed information about their patients'medications. Comprehensive, yet user-friendly, this handy resource includes important clinical implications for hundreds of drugs, including adverse reactions, interactions and side effects. Includes new approved drugs as approved by the FDA and other numerous updates.All health care professionals and students
Billie Ann Wilson
is Professor Emerita in the School of Nursing at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to entering nursing, she taught natural and physical sciences at the secondary and collegiate levels. She holds a BS in Biology from Boston College, an MS in Biology from Purdue University, a BS in Nursing from Northwestern State University
of Louisiana, an MSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans.
Margaret T. Shannon
is Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a BS and an MS in Chemistry, both from Saint Louis University; an MA in Teaching Biology from Saint Mary’s College, a BS in Nursing from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, an MSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. Prior to entering nursing, she taught physical science, natural science, and mathematics at the secondary and collegiate levels.
Kelly M. Shields
is currently Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University and completed a fellowship in Natural Product Information and Research at University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has practiced pharmacy in retail, community, and academic settings and has worked as a freelance medical writer.
Table of Contents
About the Authors/ v
Editorial Review Panel/ vi
Classification Scheme and Prototype Drugs/ xi
Alphabetical Entries for Generic Drugs/ 1—1635
Appendix A. Ocular Medications, Low Molecular Weight Heparins, Inhaled Corticosteroids, and Topical Corticosteroids/ 1638
Appendix B. U.S. Schedules of Controlled Substances/ 1651
Appendix C. FDA Pregnancy Categories/ 1653
Appendix D. Oral Dosage Forms That Should Not Be Crushed/ 1654
Appendix E. Prescription Combination Drugs/ 1661
Appendix F. Glossary of Key Terms, Clinical Conditions, and Associated Signs and Symptoms/ 1675
Appendix G. Abbreviations/ 1681
Appendix H. Herbal and Dietary Supplement Table/ 1688
Common Drug IV-Site Compatibility Chart/ After the Index