Dangerous Drug Interactions

Dangerous Drug Interactions coverDangerous Drug Interactions: The People’s Pharmacy Guide
Graedon
1999

Submitter: This was probably a good book for a library in 1999. It is definitely out of date now, plus the last circulation date was 2014. The book is a bit confusing because you would need to read very carefully about a specific drug on multiple pages and chapters to be sure you gathered all the information you needed. Just as an example, the drug Digoxin is found on at least 20 different pages and multiple charts. It would probably be safer for a doctor and/or pharmacist to review your drugs and supplements to make sure there is no potentially dangerous interactions. I can’t imagine a person even using a book like this today where it would be much easier to google for information about a particular drug anyway.

Holly: I’m sure it was a good choice for a library when it was new, but there are so many more common drugs out there 22 years later that it’s missing a lot of important information. Too old for library use!

Dangerous Drug Interactions back cover

Drug interactions

Drug interactions

5 comments

  1. Doesn’t sound it was too well organized even when it was up to date.

    To recycling it goes!

  2. This book is pure paranoia fuel to me. I’m already really afraid of taking medications without knowing everyday foods with them could end up killing me.

    1. If it’s still in the library, stick in it a printout of Paranoid Parrot, a Baker and Taylor coupon, and a medium denomination bill for the first patron to find it and take it to circulation to complain.

  3. This would have been obsolete in content and format by, when, 2003? There’s at least one online interactions checker that doctors always use that’s largely accessible to the public, with results that include food interactions.

  4. “The book is a bit confusing because you would need to read very carefully about a specific drug on multiple pages and chapters to be sure you gathered all the information you needed.”

    Was there an exhaustive index at the back of the book?

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