Administer drugs safely and prevent drug errors with accurate, up-to-date drug information! Concise and easy to understand, Introduction to Pharmacology, 12th Edition provides drug monographs with key information such as generic and trade names, indications, common adverse effects, and typical adult and pediatric dosages. Drug entries are organized by classification, and include the newest FDA-approved drugs. Coverage of special situations highlights the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults. To provide a solid foundation for safe practice, authors Mary Asperheim Favaro and Justin Favaro also address the principles of pharmacology and the basic math needed to calculate drug dosages.
- Considerations boxes call attention to the unique issues of drug therapy in children, pregnant and nursing women, and older adults.
- A Disorders Index (separate from the General Index) refers you to information about medications used for specific disorders.
- Each chapter ends with Clinical Implications, Critical Thinking Questions, and Review Questions — all designed to help you check your mastery of the content and apply it to realistic clinical situations and issues.
- Free resources on the student Evolve website: an audio glossary, with definitions and pronunciations for all key terms; hundreds of bonus review questions; open-book quizzes; web activities; and more!
- Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest FDA approvals and withdrawals.
- New chapters on Drug Therapy in Women and Molecular and Targeted Therapies keep you up to date on these fast-changing fields.
- A new “Do-Not-Confuse” Drug List, located inside the back cover, helps you avoid confusion over lookalike/soundalike drugs.
- Full-color design highlights key information and illustrates concepts in true-to-life color.
Unit One: Mathematics of Drug Dosage
1. Roman Numerals
6. Fahrenheit and Celsius
7. Systems of Measurement
8. Drug Dosage for Children
9. Drug Dosage in Standardized Units
Unit Two: Principles of Pharmacology
10. Introduction to Pharmacology
11. Drug Legislation and Drug Standards
12. Pharmaceutical Preparations
13. Introduction to Drug Dosage
14. Administration of Medications
15. Vitamins, Minerals, and General Nutrition
Unit Three: Drug Classifications
16. Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Agents
18. Drugs That Affect the Skin and Mucous Membranes
19. Drugs That Affect the Respiratory System
20. Drugs That Affect the Circulatory System
21. Drugs That Affect the Central Nervous System
22. Pain Medications
23. Tranquilizers and Antidepressants
24. Prostaglandins and Prostaglandin Inhibitors
25. Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
26. Drugs That Affect the Digestive System
27. The Endocrine Glands and Hormones
28. Diuretics and Other Drugs That Affect the Urinary System
29. Antineoplastic Drugs
30. Immunizing Agents and Immunosuppressives
31. Molecular and Targeted Therapies –– NEW!
Unit Four Special Situations in Pharmacology
32. Drug Therapy in Women –– NEW!
33. Drug Therapy in Older Adults
34. Home Health and End-of-Life Care
35. Substance Abuse
36. Herbal Therapies and Drug-Herb Interactions
Answers to Exercises and Review Questions