The Benefit/Risk Ratio: A Handbook for the Rational Use of Potentially Hazardous Drugs
About the Book
The use of drugs as remedies for various types of diseases has a long tradition; however, it has only been recently recognized that the value of any given compound must be evaluated in light of its benefit to risk ratio. When prescribing drugs, physicians must look at the big picture of the drug's benefits in relation to its side effects and possible toxicity. The aim of this handbook is to compile data from various authors, providing clinicians with data that will optimize their decision making in selecting effective, low-risk drug treatments. It also provides research workers, including physicians, pharmacists, and basic scientists, with a sound basis for increasing knowledge of the risk/benefit ratios of various drugs.
Includes detailed assessments of the following types of drugs:
  • Antihypertensive agents
  • Diuretics
  • Anti-diabetic drugs
  • Anticonvulsant drugs
  • Drugs for Parkinson's disease
  • Antihistamines and antiserotonins
  • Cytokines and immunomodulators
  • Non-opioid analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Antiviral agents
  • Drugs used in reproductive endocrinology
  • Systemic drugs for skin diseases
  • Topical liposome drugs
  • Topical glucocorticoids
  • Book Details
    ISBN-13: 9780849327919
    EAN: 9780849327919
    Publisher Date: 24 Jul 1998
    Dewey: 615.190
    Illustration: Y
    Language: English
    MediaMail: Y
    PrintOnDemand: N
    Series Title: English
    Width: 181 mm
    ISBN-10: 0849327911
    Publisher: CRC Press
    Binding: Hardcover
    Height: 255 mm
    Is LeadingArticle: Y
    LCCN: 98010797
    No of Pages: 382
    Returnable: N
    Spine Width: 26 mm