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BMA New Guide to Medicines and Drugs [Paperback]

Frances Williams , John Henry
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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8 Nov 2007 Bma

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.



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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; 7th Revised edition edition (8 Nov 2007)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1405317779
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405317771
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 18.4 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy reading 7 Feb 2009
By woody
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
new guide to medicines and drugs.
this was on the list of books requested by a member of family embarking on a trainee paramedic course. as a non medical person who was making the purchase , i had a look through and found this book most interesting ,helpful and easy to understand .the explanations and the graphics were excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medicines & Drugs Book 27 April 2009
By P.Woods
Format:Paperback
Great book - much easier to read than the BNF.
Contains a lot of information, easy to look up differnt drugs and easy to follow. Well worth the money. I use it for my university work - Great purchase, would definately recommend it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medicines & Drugs 21 July 2009
Format:Paperback
Like the previous editions this is a most useful book.
Giving details on the drugs and their side effects
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Student nurse giving thumbs up! 15 Feb 2011
By D. Ward
Format:Paperback
An excellent resource that i have used to forward my knowledge of pharmacology, and even used this book as in text referencing for a few assignments.

explains the drug types perfectly without confusing the reader (analgesia, anti-emetic etc), giving just the right level of detail to inform. a recommended book for students, or as a rescource for your home!
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5.0 out of 5 stars memory jogger 21 Sep 2010
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THIS IS A VERY INFORMATIVE BOOK,I USE IT AS AN AID IN MY FIELD OF WORK PHARMACY. IT GIVES BOTH THE GENERIC AND PRODUCT NAME,DOSAGE,SIDE EFFECTS, INTER-ACTIONS. AND ALSO A TABLET DISCRIPTION GUIDE.AN IDEAL BOOK FOR TRAINEE DISPENSING TECHNICIANS OR PATIENTS WHO WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drugs you may be prescribed 23 May 2009
By essdee
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An easy to use reference book for the family, it ensures you can check that all your tablets are what they should be, and they will not interact and cause further problems to the patient.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medicines & Drugs 14 May 2009
By Bugball
Format:Paperback
Good handy book - value for money. I recommend this if want to to know what your doctor has prescribed or to look up side effects. Quicker than using the Internet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BMA New Guide toMedicines& Drugs 12 May 2009
Format:Paperback
A most informative guide for the "patient" who takes interest in his/her own health and wellbeing......I would not be without my copy...nb not to be used to "second guess" the medical proffessionals
G H
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful reference book
As a Podiatry student this is very useful aid for drugs, especially when the patient can only remember it's the small pink one.
Published 3 months ago by Michelle Merrilees
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Buy
Very good easy to understand basics for students in healthcare/those in healthcare. I gladly recommended. Good price, hardback or paperback.
Published 5 months ago by Ms. Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Excellent book for anyone in the medical profession. This book helped me with my drug assessments. Give you layman terms for the use of drug. Brilliant
Published 9 months ago by Mrs k j bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Nursing Students!
I bought an earlier edition of this book during my nurse training and have continued to refer to it throughout my career. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Marna
5.0 out of 5 stars HANDY BOOK
THIS IS A HANDY BOOK TO HAVE THE USE OF, IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT MEDICATION WHETHER ON SCRIP OR OVER THE COUNTER, YOU CAN LOOK UP INDIVIDUAL MEDICATION BEFORE GOING TO THE... Read more
Published 23 months ago by 19FONTEINECOURT
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep taking the tablets!
This has replaced an old version and is now very informative, showing almost up to the minute medications. A good book to have for reference.
Published on 14 Jun 2011 by Bruno
4.0 out of 5 stars BMI Guide to Medicines & Drugs
Easy to read & understand. Useful to have in the home to refer to for further information when taking medication either for yourself or others.
Published on 9 Mar 2011 by Marmotta
5.0 out of 5 stars New Guide to Medicines and Drugs
A very comprehensive and well laid out book. For a quick reference it is excellent and easy to use. Highly recommended
Published on 19 Dec 2010 by Pippa
5.0 out of 5 stars medication info
I use this book for reference on a daily basis in my line of work and it is very informative
Published on 5 Dec 2010 by bev
5.0 out of 5 stars Know your medicine
This book tells you more than the doctor or medicine leaflets,answers questions you did'nt ask doctor.
I bought this one as a update to my previous ageing copy.
Published on 30 July 2010 by A. Merrick
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