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Are your meds making you sick? : a pharmacist's guide to avoiding dangerous drug interactions, reactions and side-effects / Robert Steven Gold.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780897935708 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0897935705 (pbk.)
  • Description: vii, 280 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Almeda, CA : Hunter House, 2011.

Available copies

  • 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction RM 302.5 .G65 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction RM 302.5 G65 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 615.7/Gold (Text to phone) Available -
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks RM302.5 .G65 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks RM302.5 .G65 2011 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: The sixteen rules of safe medication use -- Are your meds causing problems in the lungs or heart? -- Are your meds causing kidney, calcium, liver, pancreas, or diabetic complications? -- Are your meds playing tricks with your mind? -- Are your meds causing bleeding problems? -- Are your meds causing strange and unusual symptoms? -- Appendix. Reader's guide to medications.
Summary: "Dangerous drug interactions and common drug-induced illnesses are a hidden epidemic in the USA-possibly throughout the world-where unqualified use and abuse of prescription drugs is becoming commonplace and many doctors prescribe multiple meds because they don't have the time to fully diagnose. In the United States alone known adverse drug interactions cause death, injury or hospitalization to more than 2 million people yearly, and this could be the tip of the iceberg as millions of cases go undetected or unreported. Robert S. Gold, RPh, MBA, a clinical hospital pharmacist and affiliate instructor of clinical pharmacy at Purdue University with over 27 years of experience, shows the reader how to think like a clinical hospital pharmacist. He lists his 16 Rules of Safe Medication Use that, if followed, can help prevent the common problems that medications can cause; gives specific examples and scenarios featuring the thirty-six drugs that are the most common offenders; and explains how even seemingly good drugs can harm a patient's kidney, liver, brain and heart if the patient's medical history and physical vulnerabilities are not taken into account. Are Your Meds Making You Sick? A Pharmacist's Guide to Avoiding Dangerous Drug Interactions, Reactions and Side-Effects is highly accessible and formatted for quick reference by any layperson. As the U.S. population ages and there is a steady increase in the number of prescribed and OTC medications and alternative remedies, this book will only become more important.When pharmacist Robert Gold's father began suffering side effects from medication, his expertise in the field was a quick resource. Are Your Meds Making You Sick? A Pharmacist's Guide to Avoiding Dangerous Drug Interactions, Reactions and Side-Effects is a highly accessible tool formatted for quick reference that any layperson can use to protect themselves and their loved ones against adverse drug interactions, reactions, and harmful--even lethal--side-effects. As the U.S. population ages, there is a steady increase in the number of prescribed and OTC medications. Already, each year over 2 million Americans visit their health-care providers due to the adverse side effects of medication, and 700,000 make trips to the emergency room. No other book on the market offers the scope and clarity of Are Your Meds Making You Sick? A Pharmacist's Guide to Avoiding Dangerous Drug Interactions, Reactions and Side-Effects. By learning to think like a clinical hospital pharmacist we become aware of the common signs and symptoms of drug-induced illness and how to avoid it. Gold also covers some of the common nondrug medications--herbs, supplements, diet pills--that have potentially dangerous interactions with common prescription and OTC drugs. Some of the medication-induced illnesses addressed in Are Your Meds Making You Sick? A Pharmacist's Guide to Avoiding Dangerous Drug Interactions, Reactions and Side-Effects are: Pneumonia, respiratory insufficiency, renal failure, bleeding, toxicity, pancreatitis, hypoglycemia, hearing loss, liver failure, seizure, coughing, intestinal blockage, heart problems, diabetic complications, diarrhea, hyperkalemia, movement disorders, opiate withdrawal, rhabdomyolysis, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, falling, hallucinating, and psychosis, among many others. Are Your Meds Making You Sick? A Pharmacist's Guide to Avoiding Dangerous Drug Interactions, Reactions and Side-Effects is highly accessible and formatted for quick reference by any layperson. As the U.S. population ages and there is a steady increase in the number of prescribed and OTC medications and alternative remedies, this book will only become more important"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Drugs > Side effects > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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