Demystifying Prescription Drugs

Posted on June 6, 2016

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pdrugsWith some 50% of the US population using at least one prescription drug at any given time, it’s safe to say most of us need more information about prescriptions at some point. But where can you turn when you have questions? Especially late at night, or when you don’t have time for a phone call or a drug store visit?

Now you can find comprehensive consumer information about 300 commonly prescribed medications (including vaccinations) written in highly understandable language by qualified pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. With Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs, you’ll find a general description of the medication, plus detailed information about each drug’s purpose, recommended dosage, precautions, side effects, and drug and food interactions. And because it’s an eBook, you can access it any time, anywhere, and on nearly any device – making it easy to find information at odd hours or remote locations.

What you’ll find
Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs is a one-stop shop for accessible, relevant information on the most used medications.

Entries written by experienced medical writers (doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and more) include:

  • Color photo of the medication
  • Patient profiles – an account by a real patient’s experience with the medication (select medications)
  • Key Terms sidebars, defining medical terms and concepts
  • Resources, offering bibliographic citations and suggestions for further reading
  • Cross-references to other medications

This book lists each drug alphabetically and by drug class, and a comprehensive subject index that makes it easy to find entries. Recommended questions for your pharmacist are also included, for those seeking more information.

Find drug information anytime, online
Because this title is an eBook, Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs you can choose to “hear” this valuable information rather than read it, using the ReadSpeaker option.  It can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on nearly any device – thanks to its flexible electronic format. You can even download to your PC or Google Drive, email individual documents to refer to later, if you would like to research a particular drug on your own timeline or share information with a friend or relative.

To better understand the medications in your cabinet, we invite you to refer to this book. It’s available online through our website.

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