- Drugs -- Side effects
- Drugs -- Prescribing -- Safety measures.
- 184619332X (pbk.) :
- 9781846193323 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Contents: Treatment failure due to antacids * Grapefruit juice may cause toxic plasma concentrations of many common drugs * Warfarin * Amiodarone * All NSAIDs (including COX-2 inhibitors)* A therapeutic minefield - spironolactone, ACEIs, NSAIDs (old and new) and all diuretics - drugs which disrupt the fine equilibrium of renal function * Sudden cardiac collapse caused by often-prescribed drugs causing QTc interval prolongation * Some important interactions between drugs at shared sites of action and/or therapeutic effect * Serious drug:drug interactions during liver metabolism * Alcohol use (and abuse) causes two serious, little-recognized prescribing pitfalls * Drug monitoring to avoid pitfalls - which drugs? Which tests? How frequently? * Drug-induced lung disease, often missed in primary care * Facts the prescriber needs to know about patient non-compliance, and how to improve compliance * Avoiding pitfalls in prescribing for elderly patients * Clinical quizzes * Solutions
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