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Adverse Drug Interactions: A Handbook for Prescribers

Edited by Lakshman Delgoda Karalliedde, Simon F.J. Clarke, Ursula Collignon, Janaka Karalliedde

CRC Press – 2010 – 849 pages

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    978-0-340-92769-4
    January 28th 2010

Description

This handy, portable book provides information on potential adverse effects when prescribing two or more drugs for simultaneous use, organised by drug class in a convenient, user-friendly format. Interactions that are likely to give rise to life-threatening conditions and which must therefore be completely avoided are clearly highlighted. Less threatening, but nonetheless important, interactions necessitating practical measures such as frequent monitoring and advice to patients are also detailed.

Presented in tabular form for ease of reference, the book also provides a brief summary of the mechanism underlying a particular interaction, alternative drugs lacking the same reactions that may be considered, and instructions for monitoring patients when adverse affects occur.

This book is an essential companion for the physician, nurse prescriber and pharmacist in the clinical setting and an invaluable reference for medical students.

  • Portable guide covering all major drug groups
  • At-a-glance tabular format
  • Use of complex pharmacological terminology minimised for the non-specialist
  • All advice supported by appropriate evidence
  • Also includes potential interactions with over the counter medications, herbal remedies, dietary supplements, food, and alcohol

Reviews

There are not many comprehensive books that address this common problem [adverse drug interactions] and as one of the early works, this is an excellent start. This is valuable as a desk reference for every clinician's desk and for every hospital nursing station.

Doody's Review Service

Contents

Cardiovascular drugs

Introduction

Aliskiren

Antiarrhythmics

Antihypertensives and heart failure drugs

Antiplatelet drugs

Beta-blockers

Calcium channel blockers

Cardiac glycosides

Diuretics

Ivabradine

Lipid-lowering drugs

Nitrates

Peripheral vasodilators

Potassium channel activators

Selective phosphodiesterase inhibitors

Sympathomimetics

Drugs acting on the nervous system

Introduction

Antidementia drugs

Antidepressants

Antiemetics

Antiepileptics

Antimigraine drugs

Antiobesity drugs

Antiparkinson's drugs

Antipsychotics

Anxiolytics and hypnotics

CNS stimulants

Drug dependence therapies

Drugs used to treat neuromuscular diseases and movement disorders

Anticancer and immunomodulating drugs

Introduction

Cytotoxics

Hormones and hormone antagonists

Other immunomodulating drugs

Anticoagulants

Introduction

Anticoagulants - oral

Anticoagulants - parenteral

Thrombolytics

Anitdiabetic drugs

Introduction

Insulin

Metformin

Sulphorylureas

Other diabetic drugs

Other endocrine drugs

Bisphosphonates

Danazol

Desmopressin

Diazoxide

Dutasteride

Female sex hormones

Gestrinone

Glucagon

Nandrolone

Somatropin (growth hormone)

Steroid replacement therapy

Strontium ranelate

Testosterone

Thyroid hormones

Trilostane

Analgesics

Introduction

Acetaminophen

Nefopam

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Opioids

Paracetamol

Muscoskeletal drugs

Introduction

Antigout drugs

Drugs treating inflammatory arthropathies

Drugs affecting bone metabolism

Skeletal muscle relaxants

Anaesthetic drugs

Introduction

Anaesthetics - general

Anaesthetics - local

Anticholinesterases

Antimuscarinics

Benzodiazepines

Dantrolene

Muscle relaxants - depolarizing and non-depolarizing

Opioids

Drugs to treat infections

Introduction

Antibiotics - aminoglycosides

Antibiotics - beta-lactams

Antibiotics - macrolides

Antibiotics - penicillins

Antibiotics - quinolones

Antibiotics - rifamycins

Antibiotics - sulphonamides

Antibiotics - tetracyclines

Other antibiotics

Antifungal drugs

Antimalarials

Other antiprotozoals

Antivirals - antiretrovirals

Antivirals - other

Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal tract

Introduction

Antacids

Antidiarrhaeals

Antiemetics

Antimuscarinics

Drugs affecting bile

Drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease

H2 receptor blockers

Pancreatin

Proton pump inhibitors

Sucralfate

Tripotassium dicitratobismuthate

Respiratory drugs

Introduction

Antihistamines

Bronchodilators

Doxapram

Leukotriene receptor antagonists

Metabolic drugs

Agalsidase

Laronidase

Penicillamine

Sodium phenylbutyrate

Trientine

Drugs used in obstetrics and gynaecology

Danazol

Ergometrine

Female hormones

Gestrinone

Mifepristone

Oxytocics

Prostaglandins

Raloxifene

Tibolone

Urological drugs

Urinary retention

Urinary incontinence

Erectile dysfunction

Urinary alkalization

Drugs of abuse

Cannabis

Amphetamines

Ecstasy (MDMA)

Cocaine

Heroin

Hallucinogens

Gamma hydroxybutyric acid

Author Bio

Lakshman Karalliedde DA FRCA
Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Sciences, King's College London School of Medicine;
Consultant Medical Toxicologist, Health Protection Agency, London, UK

Simon F. J. Clarke DA FRCS(Ed) FCEM
Consultant Emergency Medicine Physician,
Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust, UK;
Honorary Consultant Medical Toxicologist,
Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division (London),
Health Protection Agency, UK

Ursula Collignon BPharm MRPharmS
Senior Pharmacist, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
London, UK

Janaka Karalliedde MBBS MRCP
Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology, King's College London School of Medicine, King's College London, UK

Name: Adverse Drug Interactions: A Handbook for Prescribers (Paperback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Lakshman Delgoda Karalliedde, Simon F.J. Clarke, Ursula Collignon, Janaka Karalliedde. This handy, portable book provides information on potential adverse effects when prescribing two or more drugs for simultaneous use, organised by drug class in a convenient, user-friendly format. Interactions that are likely to give rise to...
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