Easy to read and easy to follow, this practical text provides an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology. It covers the most common drugs that you will encounter in clinical practice -the drugs a patient may already be taking and the drugs prescribed by the dentist. A logical and consistent organization makes it easy to look up drug group indications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosages. Ensure patient safety with this essential reference!
Part One: General Principles 1. Information Sources, Regulatory Agencies, Drug Legislation, and Prescription Writing 2. Drug Action and Handling 3. Adverse Reactions
Part Two: Drugs Used in Dentistry 4. Autonomic Drugs 5. Nonopioid (Nonnarcotic) Analgesics 6. Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics and Antagonists 7. Antiinfective Agents 8. Antifungal and Antiviral Agents 9. Local Anesthetics 10. General Anesthetics 11. Antianxiety Agents 12. Oral Conditions and Their Treatment 13. Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders
Part Three: Drugs That May Alter Dental Treatment 14. Drugs for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 15. Drugs for the Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases 16. Drugs for the Treatment of Seizure Disorders 17. Drugs for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders 18. Adrenocorticosteroids 19. Drugs for the Treatment of Respiratory Disorders 20. Drugs for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis 21. Drugs for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus 22. Drugs for the Treatment of Other Endocrine Disorders 23. Antineoplastic Drugs
Part Four: Special Situations 24. Emergency Drugs 25. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding 26. Drug Abuse 27. Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements Appendix A: Top 200 Drugs Appendix B: Medical Acronyms Appendix C: Medical Terminology Appendix D: What if. Appendix E: Oral Manifestations: Xerostomia and Taste Changes Appendix F: Children's Dose Calculations Appendix G: Photo Credits Listing Glossary Drug Index Index