Chapter

Introductory sections

Richards Duncan, Jamie Coleman, John Reynolds and Jeffrey Aronson

in Oxford Handbook of Practical Drug Therapy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199562855
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191726378 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199562855.003.0010

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Introductory sections

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PrescribingThe drug history - Writing a prescription - Generic drugs and biosimilars - Repeat prescriptions - ‘Off-licence’ drugs - Cautionary and advisory labels - Some basic conceptsThe World Health Organization (WHO) essential medicines list - Compliance, adherence, and concordance - Guidelines - Dose–response curves (concentration–effect curves) - Efficacy of drugs - Adverse drug reactions - Drug-drug interactions - Placebos - Changing the doses of drugs - Renal insufficiency - Hepatic insufficiency - An approach to rational prescribing - Paediatric prescribing - Drugs and pregnancy - Drug therapy and breastfeeding - Drug development

Chapter.  8705 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills ; Pharmacology

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