The Women's Pharmacy

An Essential Guide to What Women Should Know About Prescription Drugs
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Author(s): Julie Catalano
Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2008
Product Number: EB00157328
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307493347
Publisher: Dell
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Description

- 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...?nd 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

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