BMA New Guide to Medicines and Drugs


By Dorling Kindersley

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Fully updated quick-reference guide to drugs for anyone wanting to know more about the medication they're taking from Britain's leading authority, the BMA.Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get all the vital information you need on 2,500 of today's prescription and over-the-counter drugs fast. Find advice on understanding and using medicines and learn how they work, what they treat, their risks, benefits, side effects, and how to use them safely and effectively. Plus, get detailed descriptions and facts on 260 commonly used medicines including 15 new drugs like trastuzumab (Herceptin), as well as the latest anticancer, arthritis treatments and travel immunisations.Essential guidance for anyone taking medication, or wanting to know more about the major drugs used in common medical practice. Perfect for the family bookshelf.

BMA New Guide to Medicines and Drugs