Pharmacology for Women's Health

Pharmacology for Women's Health

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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Pharmacology for Womena€™s Health includes discussion of basic pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic principles so that the health care professional understands when and how to prescribe; chapters describing the pharmacology of specific drug categories that are used for a wide variety of diseases and conditions; agents to promote health as well as pharmacotherapeutic agents for specific conditions and diseases; and a section on pharmacology directly related to womena€™s issues such as pregnancy, lactation and aging. Each chapter addresses drug therapy for the non-pregnant adult woman, the pregnant woman, the lactating woman, and the postmenopausal woman. Todaya€™s common medication errors include drug/drug or drug/herb interactions and these are included throughout the book. Special chapters exist on cutting edge information such as genetics and pharmacology.Methadone (Dolophine), a long-acting, full mu-opioid agonist, is the most frequently used medication to treat opioid addiction. In essence, it takes the place of the other drugs, which results in decreased withdrawal symptoms and drug craving. ... to persons who are hypersensitive to buprenorphine, and Suboxone should not be administered to those who are hypersensitive to naloxone (Narcan ).

Title:Pharmacology for Women's Health
Author:Tekoa L. King, Mary C. Brucker
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2010-10-25


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