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The Women's Pharmacy: An Essential Guide to What Women Should Know About Prescription Drugs Mass Market Paperback – September 12, 2000

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Catalano (The Mexican Americans) and Rowan (How To Control High Blood Pressure Without Drugs) have attempted to create "a convenient, easy-to-use pill guide covering the most often prescribed drugs that may be of primary interest to women." Unfortunately, the material in the introduction and appendix, which includes questions to ask the pharmacist and a list of health organizations, is readily available elsewhere, and the information given for the drugs does not include recommended dose ranges or differentiate between side and adverse effects. While the book is indeed easy to use and inexpensive, libraries would make better use of their budget by purchasing The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs (HarperCollins, 2000), Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs (Perigee, 1999), or The Complete Drug Reference (Consumer Reports, 2000). Only large collections devoted to women's health need consider this book.DNatalie Kupferberg, Biological Sciences/Pharmacy Lib., Ohio State Univ., Columbus
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From the Inside Flap

• Easy-to-use A-Z format — features profiles of 300 drugs
• Vital information on side effects and drug interactions
• Cutting-edge research on the latest drug therapies ... and much more

Know the facts about the drugs you take.

With two thirds of the more than 1.6 billion prescriptions a year written for women, there's an urgent need for a clear, concise resource to help sort through the confusing — and often contradictory — bombardment of information and advertising for the drugs we take.

This authoritative guide provides an essential list of the drugs used exclusively by women — fertility drugs, contraceptives, breast cancer drugs, estrogens — plus drugs for cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other health problems that affect women in greater numbers than men.

It features:
• 200 prescription drug profiles covering more than 300 drugs
• Each drug's brand name, generic name, classification, dosage, side effects, drug and food/alcohol interactions, and pregnancy/nursing risks
• New research on which drugs affect women differently than men
• Facts even your doctor may not know
• Questions to ask the pharmacist — before you take the drug
• Cautions for ordering drugs over the Internet
• Special warnings for seniors
• A guide to nonprescription and over-the-counter medications

Plus — a special women's resource directory for health-related issues and Web site addresses
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; English Language edition (September 12, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440235375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440235378
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.4 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,013,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 17 people found the following review helpful By biscuits on February 28, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Julie Catalano is the author of the notorious Veterinary Abuse Network blog and facebook page. In February of 2014, a veterinarian repeatedly attacked on the VAN blog took her own life after becoming embroiled in a dispute over a feral cat. They showed no remorse or sorrow for what happened.

Would you take health advice from someone so ugly inside? I wouldn't.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Trevor on July 21, 2014
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I like to give random gifts to my mom out of no where. Gifts that have to do with improving her health. this was our favorite gift I purchased for my mom's kindle. She loves it. She loves the authors writing style and the information it presents
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful By biscuits on March 12, 2014
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Julie Catalano is the author of the notorious Veterinary Abuse Network blog and facebook page. In February of 2014, a veterinarian repeatedly attacked on the VAN blog took her own life after becoming embroiled in a dispute over a feral cat. They showed no remorse or sorrow for what happened.

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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nettie Dunn on July 21, 2014
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Wonderful book, written well and easy to follow and understand. Would recommend that every women have a copy. Thank you!
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7 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 2001
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This is a fantastic little reference book -- a must for every woman's bookshelf. It has all the essential ingredients: easy to navigate, loaded with information, written in language anyone can understand. I can't tell you how often I've turned to this book. I used to go from one "guidebook" to the next, searching for information about medications. Now I've learned -- this is the first one I go to and, invariably, it's the only one I need. Thank you, Julie Catalano! Your book is a lifesaver!
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