Clinician's Pocket Drug Reference 2009 by Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist, Aimee Adams

By Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist, Aimee Adams

Must-know information regarding a thousand of the main commonplace medictions -- at your fingertips and able to use! compliment for a prior version: "This is a really necessary and up to date pocket reference for familiar drugs. five Stars!"--Doody's evaluate carrier Why spend time plowing via details you do not need whilst what you really want to grasp is true the following in a single concise advisor? sufficiently small to slot in a lab coat or blouse pocket, Clinician's Pocket Drug Reference is simply what you want to perform more secure and speedier medication. equipped alphabetically by means of wide-spread drug identify universal makes use of, mechanisms of motion, dosages (adult and pediatric), precautions/contraindications, shape provided, and notes/common unintended effects features a record of the drugs prepared via drug type Summaries of the FDA “black field” precautions and contraindications up to date to incorporate assurance of greater than 24 new medicines and the removing of substances taken off the industry

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1–2 tabs q3–4h PRN or 30–60 mg/ codeine q4–6h based on codeine content (max dose APAP = 4 g/d). Peds. 6 g/d if <12 y; ↓ in renal/hepatic impair Caution: [C, +] Alcoholic liver Dz; G6PD deficiency CI: Hypersensitivity Disp: Tabs 300 mg APAP + codeine(No. 2 = 15 mg, No. 3 = 30 mg, No. 4 = 60 mg); caps 325 mg APAP + codeine; susp (C-V) APAP 120 mg + codeine 12 mg/5 mL SE: Drowsiness, dizziness, N/V Acetazolamide (Diamox) Uses: *Diuresis, drug and CHF edema, glaucoma, prevent high-altitude sickness, refractory epilepsy* metabolic alkalosis Action: Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor; ↓ renal excretion of hydrogen & ↑ renal excretion of Na+, K+, HCO3–, & H2O Dose: Adults.

Prescribed only through participation in the prescribing program Uses: *Severe D—predominant IBS in women who fail conventional therapy* Action: Selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist Dose: Adults. 5 mg tid; ↑ to 4 mg/d max ÷ doses. 5–60 mcg intracavernosal; titrate in office Caution: [X, –] CI: ↑ risk of priapism (eg, sickle cell); penile deformities/implants; men in whom sexual activity inadvisable Disp: Caverject: 5-, 10-, 20-, 40-mcg powder for Inj vials ± diluent syringes 10-, 20-, 40-mcg amp.

Disp: Soln, inhaled and oral 10%, 20%; Acetadote IV soln 20% SE: Bronchospasm (inhaled), N/V, drowsiness, anaphylactoid Rxns w/ IV Notes: Activated charcoal adsorbs PO acetylcysteine for APAP ingestion; start Rx for APAP OD w/in 6–8 h Acitretin (Soriatane) WARNING: Must not be used by females who are pregnant or who intend to become pregnant during or for 3 y following D/C of therapy; EtOH must not be ingested during or for 2 mo following cessation; do not donate blood for 3 y following cessation; Hepatotoxic Uses: *Severe psoriasis*; 32 Acyclovir other keratinization disorders (lichen planus, etc) Action: Retinoid-like activity Dose: 25–50 mg/d PO, w/ main meal; ↑ if no response by 4 wk to 75 mg/d Caution: [X, –] Renal/hepatic impair; in women of reproductive potential CI: See Warning; ↑ serum lipids; w/ MTX or tetracyclines Disp: Caps 10, 25 mg SE: Hyperesthesia, cheilitis, skin peeling, alopecia, pruritus, rash, arthralgia, GI upset, photosensitivity, thrombocytosis, hypertriglyceridemia, ↑ Na, K, PO4– Notes: Follow LFTs, lytes, lipids; response takes up to 2–3 mo; informed consent prior to use; FDA guide w/ each Rx Acyclovir (Zovirax) Uses: *Herpes simplex(HSV)(genital/mucocutaneous, encephalitis, keratitis), Varicella zoster, Herpes zoster (shingles) Infxns* Action: Interferes w/ viral DNA synth Dose: Adults.

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