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The drug world is expanding at a very fast pace. New drugs are continuously being added and obsolete ones are withdrawn. Age old regimens which once enjoyed mass acceptance and reputation are being replaced with newer concepts. A busy practitioner or a new incumbent to the profession should keep himself abreast of these developments and reorient himself to the changing circumstances. Drug resistance is frequently being encountered and is the main cause of treatment failure. In this small work, attempt has been made to enumerate the standard drugs to be prescribed for a particulardisease. In case of intolerance or drugs resistance, alternative regimens are also inserted. However, the choice of drugs depends upon the treating physician. Over prescription is certainly to be avoided and drug abuse is to be kept at minimum. Doctor shopping is a common feature of the present time. Readymade prescription is available across the counter from mini modified doctors and there is no need to present the patient before the doctor. Such a trend is certainly hazardous. Correct dosage, duration of therapy, contraindications, adverse reactions, drug interactions, side effects and toxicity should be kept in mind while writing a prescription.

More Details about Practical Standard Prescriber, 8th Edition

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Author(s)GUPTA LC
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
ISBN9789350904725
Pages526
BindingPaper Back
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2013