ISBN 9781437717068,Introduction To Pharmacology

Introduction To Pharmacology



Elsevier India

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781437717068

ISBN-10 1437717063


Edition 13th
Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)
Administer drugs safely and prevent drug errors with accurate, up-to-date drug information! Concise and easy to understand, Introduction to Pharmacology, 12th Edition provides drug monographs with key information such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. Drug entries are organized by classification, and include the newest FDA-approved drugs. Coverage of special situations highlights the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults. To provide a solid foundation for safe practice, authors Mary Asperheim Favaro and Justin Favaro also address the principles of pharmacology and the basic math needed to calculate drug dosages. Key Features Straightforward, easy-to-digest drug monographs focus on essential information including drug names (both generic and trade), need-to-know drug information, and typical drug dosages. Math review refreshes your knowledge of basic math and provides practice in drug dosage calculation. Considerations boxes highlight the unique safety issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults. Clinical Implications in each chapter relate drug content to safe and effective drug administration and patient teaching. Herb Alert boxes highlight herb-drug interactions and contraindications for the safety of patients relying on complementary and alternative therapies. Critical Thinking Questions in most chapters let you apply concepts to realistic clinical situations and issues. Review Questions at the end of each chapter help you assess your mastery of the material, with answers in the back of the book. UNIQUE! Drug Therapy in Women chapter addresses the special considerations of drug therapy in women. UNIQUE! Molecular and Targeted Therapies chapter covers emerging drugs that are aimed at specific tissues, genes, and target organs. New to this Edition Updated drug information keeps you current with the most recent FDA drug approvals and withdrawals, as well as changes in indications, therapeutic uses and warnings. NEW Drug Therapy in Children chapter discusses drug therapy for ADHD, immunizations, and allergies. NEW Interactions chapter covers drug-drug, drug-herb, drug-food, and drug-condition interactions, along with drug toxicity. Expanded content on drug therapy in women addresses chronic fatigue syndrome, postpartum depression, drug safety during pregnancy and lactation, migraine preventative therapy, menstrual abnormalities, and menopause. About the Author By Mary Kaye Asperheim Favaro, , Staff Physician, Little River Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC; Formerly Instructor of Pharmacology, St. Louis University School of Nursing and Health Services, St. Louis, MO and Justin Favaro, MD, PhD, Oncology Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina Table of Contents Unit One: Mathematics of Drug Dosage 1. Basic Math Review Unit Two: Principles of Pharmacology 2. Introduction to Pharmacology 3. Drug Legislation and Drug Standards 4. Introduction to Drug Dosage 5. Administration of Medications 6. Vitamins, Minerals, and General Nutrition Unit Three: Drug Classifications 7. Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Agents 8. Antihistamines 9. Drugs that Affect the Skin and Mucous Membranes 10. Drugs that Affect the Respiratory System 11. Drugs that Affect the Circulatory System 12. Drugs that Affect the Central Nervous System 13. Pain Medications 14. Tranquilizers and Antidepressants 15. Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors 16. Drugs that Affect the Autonomic Nervous System 17. Drugs that Affect the Digestive System 18. The Endocrine Glands and Hormones 19. Diuretics and Other Drugs that Affect the Urinary System 20. Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives 21. Antineoplastic Drugs 22. Molecular and Targeted Therapies Unit Four: Special Situations in Pharmacology 23. Drug Therapy in Women 24. Drug Therapy in Older Adults 25. Drug Therapy in Children NEW! 26. Home Health and End-of-Life Care 27. Substance Abuse 28. Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions 29. Interactions NEW! Glossary Answers to Exercises and Review Questions Therapeutic Index General Index Disorders Index