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Learn all you need to know about gastrointestinal drugs and their clinical use with this one-stop, rapid reference pocket guide. Brought to you by many of the world's leading GI drug experts, Pocket Guide to Gastrointestinal Drugs provides comprehensive guidance to the pharmacological properties of drugs used to treat gastrointestinal conditions, including mechanisms of action, appropriate administration, and potential adverse effects associated with their use. Organized by class of drug and ranging from PPIs to immunosupressants, each chapter first examines the specific agents within that class and then their appropriate and judicious use across a range of specific GI disorders. Key features include: * Introduction of drug class * Basic pharmacology, including mechanism of action, bioavailability, metabolism, interactions, adverse effects, toxicity, and special considerations * Dosing information for each GI condition and on- and off-label use * Consistent use of both generic and trade names throughout * Specific reference to drug use in pediatric patients and during pregnancy Perfect for quick consultation on the wards and in the office, Pocket Guide to Gastrointestinal Drugs is the ideal tool for all those managing patients with GI conditions, including gastroenterologists, GI trainees, emergency physicians, GI specialist nurses, primary care physicians and residents, intensivists and pharmacists.
Help is here--now and in the long term--for heartburn sufferers. This is the first book for general readers about treating and preventing one of America's most widespread medical problems. Much of the advice in Heartburn comes from the frontiers of medicine. It dispels myths about heartburn, calms fears, and points sufferers toward correct diagnosis and therapies. If you're a sufferer you should know: how and why acid reflux disease (heartburn) has come to be known as "The Great Masquerader"; what is the best medication for you; how antacids can help you and how they can sometimes harm you; why you may be taking the wrong dosage of your present medication or taking it at the wrong time; how to tell if your asthma, hoarseness, or chest pain is related to reflux disease; how lifestyle changes can help your condition; how a recently developed breakthrough drug taken once a day can virtually eliminate symptoms in less than two months. As Dr. Wolfe says in his introduction, "After you have read this book, you should be provided with the information to relieve or even cure" your condition. Originally published in cloth under the title The Fire Inside. For this paperback edition, the authors have updated the text throughout and added a new preface.
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