Drug Actions and Interactions by Jae Y. Choe

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The quick reference guide you need to avoid harmful interactions between prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements

Drug Actions and Interactions is a handy easy-to-access guide to understanding what major drugs are available for specific diseases, how selected drugs produce therapeutic benefits, side effects that may occur when taking these drugs, and which drugs and supplements should not be taken in combination with each other.

Applying the 300 most often prescribed drugs in the United States to more than 80 common disorders, Drug Actions and Interactions discusses each drug’s mechanism of action, side effects, and drug interactions. Molecular structures of medications are also included to help you understand their mechanisms of action. Coverage includes drugs that act on the major systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, neuronal); bone, muscle, skin, and joints; and general health.

You will also find an appendix listing major drugs currently in use in each therapeutic classification. Thirty-two additional appendices detail interaction between a therapeutic group of drugs and an individual drug or group of drugs, such as interactions of beta-blockers, alpha-blockers, calcium-blockers, etc.


About Jae Y. Choe

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Author ProfileDr. Choe has a PH.D. degree at UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, NC. He also has his MS from Seoul National University in Soul, South Korea. Choe has taught 28 consecutive years of teaching the pharmacology course at the AUC School of Medicine at St. Maarten, West Indies. Having taken the course of pharmacognosy (scientific studies on herbal remedies) for his MS degree at the Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea; followed by the course of pharmacology (scientific studies on prescription drugs) for his Ph.D. degree at the UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, N.C., USA, this author has gained in-depth knowledge and experiences spanning the two competing spheres of the therapeutics. Moreover, this author has to his credit 28 consecutive years of teaching the pharmacology course at the AUC School of Medicine at St. Maarten, West Indies.
Published March 4, 2011 by McGraw-Hill Medical. 768 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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