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Required for nursing program, glad to receive latest edition and cheaper price in new condition, have already used book several times for pharmacology class and so happy I purchased since received an A on my presentation due to having this book. Lists the medications: generic, trade name, classification, indications, action, pharmacokinetics, interactions, side effects, route/dosage, nursing implications, implementation, patient teaching, evaluation/desired outcomes, contraindications/precautions
The font is around size 9 on Microsoft word, but I didn't have problems reading it. Plus, it's not like you are reading this book cover to cover, and it's only for the meds you need in the moment. The book is great to use. Important facts are underlined and safety things to consider are in red color and what's important is it's neatly divided into sections like side effects and nursing considerations. It's 1477 pages long, so obviously the font has to be small, or the book would not be manageable to carry out as it's already bulky on its own. It's not pocket size, as it's slightly bigger than an adult male hand on the front cover and as thick as a closed adult fist. Drugs are all alphabetized. There's a code in the book front that gives you a 1 year subscription to drugguide.com and a discounted rate for the david's drug guide. I had no pages missing or weird black smudges. Book has the clean freshly printed page brand new smell. The back section has a small couple of pages of meds in canada, natural herbs and products. I enjoy that the information is concise and also explains the pharmacokinetics briefly and also highlights contraindicated drugs and conditions. Very satisfied with this purchase.
This book has a LOT of the drugs that are new to the Pharmaceutical world. I love that I have the handheld version because I can carry it on my phone and if I need something, I can just bring it up on my phone and review it with the patient if needed.