The Benefit/Risk Ratio: A Handbook for the Rational Use of Potentially Hazardous Drugs

1st Edition

Hans C. Korting, M. Schafer-Korting

CRC Press
Published July 24, 1998
Reference - 400 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849327919 - CAT# 2791

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Summary

The use of drugs as remedies for various types of diseases has a long tradition; however, it has only been recently recognized that the value of any given compound must be evaluated in light of its benefit to risk ratio. When prescribing drugs, physicians must look at the big picture of the drug's benefits in relation to its side effects and possible toxicity. The aim of this handbook is to compile data from various authors, providing clinicians with data that will optimize their decision making in selecting effective, low-risk drug treatments. It also provides research workers, including physicians, pharmacists, and basic scientists, with a sound basis for increasing knowledge of the risk/benefit ratios of various drugs.
Includes detailed assessments of the following types of drugs:
  • Antihypertensive agents
  • Diuretics
  • Anti-diabetic drugs
  • Anticonvulsant drugs
  • Drugs for Parkinson's disease
  • Antihistamines and antiserotonins
  • Cytokines and immunomodulators
  • Non-opioid analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents
  • Antibacterial agents
  • Antiviral agents
  • Drugs used in reproductive endocrinology
  • Systemic drugs for skin diseases
  • Topical liposome drugs
  • Topical glucocorticoids
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