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Dec 10, 2008
| ISBN 9780307493347
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Dec 10, 2008 | ISBN 9780307493347
• 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 … and much moreKnow 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 medicationsPlus — a special women’s resource directory for health-related issues and Web site addresses
Julie Catalano is an award-winning writer whose articles on women’s health and fitness have appeared in national publications for many twenty years. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, she lives in San Antonio, Texas.
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