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The Pill Book, Eleventh Edition Paperback – April 27, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Pill Book
  • Paperback: 1248 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; 11th edition (April 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055338161X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553381610
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.7 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,283,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

For over two decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved drug information plus guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a consise, readable, aand easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference for readers who have questions about the medications their doctors prescribe.

The most up-to-date information about more than 1,800 most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. The 11th edition introduces more than 40 new FDA-approved drugs and dozens of brand names. Each easy to understand entry includes:

-Generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money
-What the drug is for, and how it works
-Usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped
-Side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference
-Interactions with other drugs and food
-Overdose and addiction potential
-Alcohol-free and sugar-free medications

Also includes:
-The most popular self-injected medication and their safe handling
-Information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs
-Cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor?

About the Author

Dr. Harold M. Silverman, Pharm.D., has been practicing health care public affairs and communications for 15 years. He has written numerous consumer health resources including The Pill Book (Bantam Books ten editions through 2002). The Pill Book was named one of the ten best health reference books by American Health magazine and an "old reliable of book publishing," by The New York Times. The 10th edition of The Pill Book was on the New York Times Advice and How-To best-seller list for more than 6 months after its release. He is also the author of the chapter on generic drugs in the Merck Manual Home Edition (1997, 2003).

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Caponsacchi HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
Despite the two previous reviewers' irrelevant obsessing about caffeine, this is a useful medical resource, admittedly less comprehensive than the PDR but also more accessible. The problem is the price, which seems to have gotten out of hand. In the single digits, this reference work is well worth picking up every other year. In fact, you may as well plan on tossing the 10th edition (2002), which is already too old to contain references to popular medications like Lexapro, Stratterra, Zelnorm, Cymbalta or buprenorphine. But even at Amazon's discounted price, this one is too rich for a mere two years' of use. For an equally useful but more educational and durable medical reference work, pick up the Merck Manual. For info on current medications, chemistry, dosages, side-effects, check out [...]
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Alaadin Al-zuaby on September 20, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Brand names, equivalent, dosage, usage, side effects and more!

the best is the images illustrating the actual pill and size.

Must have in each home.

I have had this book since the Sixth Edition, there is always somthing new.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Stahl on March 8, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
This purchase was to replace an older edition of The Pill Book, which was dog-eared from use - and out of date. This book should be in every household where members are using - or might use - prescription drugs. It lets you know immediately what the prescription is used for - if it is compatible with other drugs you may be taking - the usual dosage - and other pertinent information that we all should have before taking any prescription medication.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darby on August 19, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
[Review written June 2005]

If you, or anyone you love and/or live with, receives medication (either short or long term) with any degree of regularity, this book is a must-have resource. It's chock full of important information on things like generic names, possible side effects and interactions, and important cautions and warnings. It also gives information on pharmacological alternatives that might not have been mentioned by your medical professional ... reading up on such things can be very helpful when planning a course of treatment.

This book is omnipresent in pharmacies, here in the USA, and is constantly being re-released in newer editions, on a biannual basis, in order to stay current with the latest information. I just wish there were a companion guide that covered drops, sprays, and topical ointments.

Highly recommended. It's already helped me several times to identify 'issues' with certains meds I've had, or am taking ... and helped to identify the cause behind a very dangeous interaction that almost claimed the life of a close relative.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert C on August 30, 2005
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Great book. Had older version, was outdated. This one has all the newer drugs, side effects, indications for use. Great reference book to have
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