Fully Updated Sixth Edition - Over 1,800,000 Copies Sold Over 5,000 Over-The-Counter And Prescription Medicines Extensive Information On Side-Effects; Medicines is a vital companion for all users of medicine, whether parents buying for babies and children, anyone wanting more information on a doctor's prescription, or those who need to find a remedy for an occasional illness. Brand names and generic terms are listed in an A-Z format with full cross-referencing. Each entry provides essential information on which ailments a medicine treats, how it works, possible side-effects and warnings for special groups such as the elderly, children, and pregnant women. Where relevant, natural sources of drugs are mentioned. A glossary of illnesses and medical terms is included at the end.
DR IAN MORTON is a former Lecturer in Pharmacology at University College London, and Senior Lecturer at King's College London. He is now a consultant editor and writer in pharmacology. DR JUDITH HALL has occupied various postdoctoral positions at King's College, London, and held a Wellcome Trust Medical Research Fellowship at the University of Surrey. She is a former Editor of the British Journal of Pharmacology.Both Dr Morton and Dr Hall have a keen interest in explaining about drugs and how they work to the non-specialist, and since 1988 have worked together both in writing and editing more than a dozen books, as well as numerous encyclopedia entries directed at the general public.