Handbook of Drug Interactions

A Clinical and Forensic Guide

  • Ashraf Mozayani
  • Lionel Raymon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pharmacogenomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saeed A. Jortani, Elaine Stauble, Steven H. Wong
      Pages 3-22
  3. CNS Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Nathan L. Kanous II, Barry E. Gidal
      Pages 117-157
    3. Seyed Adel Moallem, Kia Balali-Mood, Mahdi Balali-Mood, Mahdi Balali-Mood
      Pages 159-191
    4. Jeffrey P. Walterscheid, Terry J. Danielson
      Pages 193-214
    5. Mojdeh Mozayani
      Pages 215-227
    6. Matthew P. Juhascik, Amanda J. Jenkins
      Pages 261-282
  4. Cardiovascular Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Uche Anadu Ndefo, Johann Auer, Ivy Poon, Goldina Ikezuagu Erowele, Angie Eaton
      Pages 285-381
  5. Antibiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. Amanda J. Jenkins, Jimmie L. Valentine
      Pages 385-411
  6. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Imad K. Abukhalaf, Daniel A. von Deutsch, Naser A. Ansari, Asma Alsharif
      Pages 415-475
  7. Environmental and Social Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Shahla M. Wunderlich, Jacqueline Piemonte
      Pages 479-497

About this book

Introduction

Adverse drug reactions and interactions are still a major headache for healthcare professionals around the world. The US Food and Drug Administration's database recorded almost 300,000 serious adverse events in 2009 alone, of which 45,000 instances proved fatal. This updated new edition of the indispensable guide to drug interactions incorporates fresh research completed since the book's original publication by Humana Press in 2004. Additions include a new section on pharmacogenomics, a rapidly growing field that explores the genetic basis for the variability of responses to drugs. This new material reviews important polymorphisms in drug metabolizing enzymes and applies the findings to forensic interpretation, using case studies involving opiates as exemplars.

Existing chapters from the first edition have in most cases been updated and reworked to reflect new data or incorporate better tables and diagrams, as well as to include recent drugs and formulations. Recent references have been inserted too. The handbook features extra material on illicit drug use, with a new chapter tackling the subject that covers cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis, among others. The section on the central nervous system also deals with a number of drugs that are abused illicitly, such as benzodiazepines, opiates flunitrazepam and GHB, while so-called 'social' drugs such as alcohol and nicotine are still discussed in the book's section on environmental and social pharmacology. Focusing as before on detailed explanation and incorporating both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions, this book will continue to be a lodestar for health and forensic professionals as well as students.

Keywords

Drug Handbook Interactions Mozayani

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashraf Mozayani
    • 1
  • Lionel Raymon
    • 2
  1. 1.Harris County Institute of Forensic ScieHoustonUSA
  2. 2.HomesteadUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-61779-222-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-221-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-222-9
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