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Women's Pharmacy : An Essential Guide to What Women Should Know about Prescription Drugs

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2000-09-12
  • Publisher: Dell
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Easy-to-use A-Z format features profiles of 300 drugs Vital information on side effects and drug interactions Cutting-edge research on the latest drug therapies ... and much more Know the facts about the drugs you take. With two thirds of the more than 1.6 billion prescriptions a year written for women, there's an urgent need for a clear, concise resource to help sort through the confusing and often contradictory bombardment of information and advertising for the drugs we take. This authoritative guide provides an essential list of the drugs used exclusively by women fertility drugs, contraceptives, breast cancer drugs, estrogens plus drugs for cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other health problems that affect women in greater numbers than men. It features: 200 prescription drug profiles covering more than 300 drugs Each drug's brand name, generic name, classification, dosage, side effects, drug and food/alcohol interactions, and pregnancy/nursing risks New research on which drugs affect women differently than men Facts even your doctor may not know Questions to ask the pharmacist before you take the drug Cautions for ordering drugs over the Internet Special warnings for seniors A guide to nonprescription and over-the-counter medications Plus a special women's resource directory for health-related issues and Web site addresses

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction 1(4)
Robert L. Rowan
Taking Charge: What Women Need to Know about Prescription Drugs
Women and Drug Studies: Where Have We Been?
Women and Drug Studies: Where Are We Now?
New Drugs for Women
Gaining Ground: The Women's Health Initiative
How to Use This Book
Part 1. Prescription Drug Profiles 17(377)
Points to Remember
Prescription Drug Profiles A--Z
Part 2. You and Your Pharmacist 394(26)
New Pharmacists, New Pharmacies
Many Doctors---One Pharmacy
What Should You Ask Your Pharmacist?
About Generic Drugs
Safe Drug Use
Keeping Track
Drugs in Cyberspace
Over-the-Counter Medications
Women's Resource Directory
Appendix 1 Medical Conditions 420(12)
Appendix 2 Top 200 Prescription Drugs---United States 1998 432(7)
Appendix 3 Quick Reference Guide to Drug Profiles 439(33)
About the Authors 472

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