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The AARP Guide to Pills: Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription & Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics

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Publisher Comments:

Mid-life and older Americans look first to AARP as a trusted source of the vital information that will improve their lives. Month to month and year to year, the associations 37 million members read and rely upon its magazines, its newspapers, its book-publishing division, and its website (aarp.org). When AARP says something, they know you can take that information to the bank. Thats why book buyers will turn to this lavish manual for answers to their questions about life-saving and life-enhancing medications. The AARP Guide to Pills has been assembled with the same degree of care and concern for accuracy and ease of use that distinguishes every product that bears the AARP brand. That rigorous quality control will likewise distinguish the pill guide from the competition.

Its the most outstanding and up-to-date guide to pills and medications ever published. The only one of its kind in full color, The AARP Guide to Pills addresses the needs and concerns of 50+ adults in incredible depth. To simplify the process of finding information about a certain drug, generic drugs are presented in a logical A-to-Z organization, with a comprehensive index that includes cross-references to related brand-name drugs. All information has been vetted by a board of content specialists, including an expert from the University of Southern Californias School of Gerontology, considered the finest in the United States.

Each entry also features a detailed, color-correct image of the pill or capsule for identification purposes, along with details on its generic name, brand name, and manufacturer; a listing of what a health-care provider should know about the condition of anyone taking the medication; advice on what to do if you miss a dose; warnings on interactions with other drugs; and notes on potential side effects to look out for.

In their foreword and introduction, Harvard-trained doctors Jerry Avorn and William H. Thomas provide clear and comprehensive guidance on the wise use of prescription medications; how to effectively manage your drug costs; how to prepare for and derive maximum benefit from each doctors visit; how to talk to your physician and pharmacist; how to avoid “polypharmacy,” or overmedication; and why the appearance of generic pills can change from one prescription refill to the next.

Why this pill book?

n Each entry includes a color-correct image of the medication—unlike most books that include the images in a separate section

--Over 1,200 color images of pills—more than any other book on the market—make identifying

 medications easy and minimize the risk of error...whether brand name or generic

--A bulleted list tells you what your health-care professional needs to know before you start taking a specific drug

--Important details about how and when to take a drug for maximum effectiveness

--A separate section explains exactly what  to do if you miss a dose

--Content updated at press time to guarantee  the most current information available

--Concise and consistent format helps readers  find what they need easily

--Explains how the older body metabolizes  drugs differently

Synopsis:

Vetted by pharmacologists and doctors representing the top pharmacology centers, this all-color guide--in a highly accessible and readable format--is the most up-to-date on the market. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402717406
Subtitle:
Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription and Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics, Side Effects and Drug Interactions
Editor:
Hochadel, MaryAnne
Preface:
Avorn, Jerry
Preface:
Greider, Katharine
Foreword:
Avorn, Jerry
Editor:
Hochadel, Maryanne
Author:
Greider, Katharine
Author:
AARP
Author:
Thomas, Bill
Author:
AARP&reg
Author:
Hochadel, Maryanne
Author:
Avorn, Jerry
Foreword:
Avorn, Jerry
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
Drug Guides
Subject:
Drugs
Subject:
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - SparkNotes
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
AARP®
Publication Date:
20070101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Vetted by pharmacologists and doctors representing the top pharmacology centers, this all-color guide--in a highly accessible and readable format--is the most up-to-date on the market. Full color.
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