Top 100 Drug Interactions: A Guide to Patient Management
by Philip D. Hansten, Pharm. D. and John R. Horn, Pharm. D
Format: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" soft-cover, 187 pages
Summary: Drs. Hansten and Horn have recently updated their pocket-sized drug-drug interaction booklet designed for busy practitioners. It is a small, easy-to-use reference covering the most frequently occurring clinically significant drug-drug interactions. The Top 100 Drug Interactions contains information on approximately 5,500 common drug interactions that are likely to be of clinical significance. Object and precipitant drugs are logically grouped to fit the monographs into a convenient pocket-sized booklet. Each interacting drug is listed in the index for easy reference.
The focus of the booklet is on drug interaction management options following a brief comment describing the interaction These options include alternative, non-interacting drugs that could be considered as substitutes for one drug of the interacting drug pair. Advice on how and when to clinically monitor patients receiving potentially interacting drugs is provided. In addition to the interaction monographs, the booklet contains a table listing about 375 common drugs, the cytochrome P450 enzyme responsible for their metabolism, and any enzymes that the drug is currently known to inhibit or induce. Using this table, the practitioner will be able to predict potential drug-drug interactions that may not as yet have been reported.The Top 100 Drug Interactions is an inexpensive, convenient, authoritative reference on drug-drug interactions that all practitioners should consult when writing a new prescription.
eBook Now Available
Drug Interactions: Hansten and Hornís Guide to Patient Management is now available in an electronic format. It is based on the print version Top 100 Drug Interactions: A Guide to Patient Management. Supported platforms include Apple, BlackBerry, and Android.