By Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist, Aimee Adams

SAFELY PRESCRIBE AND ADMINISTER greater than 1,400 OF the medication ordinarily utilized in scientific perform WITH THIS ULTRA-CONVENIENT POCKET GUIDE!


  • Organized alphabetically by means of established drug identify
  • Common makes use of, mechanisms of motion, dosages (adult and pediatric), warnings/precautions, shape provided, and notes/common unwanted side effects
  • Summaries of FDA "Black field" precautions and contraindications
  • Includes an inventory of the drugs prepared by way of drug class
  • Covers average and natural brokers
  • Updated to mirror new medications, removing of gear taken off the marketplace, new formulations, and adjustments in licensed use of current medications

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10–20 mL or 2–4 tabs PO qid or PRN. Peds. ] Disp: Tabs, susp SE: May cause ↑ Mg2+ in renal insuff, constipation, D Notes: Doses qid best given pc & hs Aluminum Hydroxide + Magnesium Hydroxide & Simethicone (Mylanta, Mylanta II, Maalox Plus) [OTC] Uses: *Hyperacidity w/ bloating* Action: Neutralizes gastric acid & defoaming Dose: Adults. 10–20 mL or 2–4 tabs PO qid or PRN Peds. ] Contra: Mg2+, sensitivity Disp: AlOH 80 mg/Mg trisilicate 20 mg/tab SE: ↑ Mg2+ in renal insuff, constipation, D Notes: May affect absorption of some drugs Amantadine (Symmetrel) Uses: *Rx or prophylaxis influenza A, parkinsonism, & drug-induced EPS* (Note: Do not use for Influenza A in the US—increased resistance) Action: Prevents release of infectious viral nucleic acid into host cell; releases dopamine from intact dopaminergic terminals Dose: Adults.

Intermittent Rx: As initial Rx, 30 Adalimumab except Rx for 5 d, or 800 mg PO bid, at prodrome. Herpes zoster: 800 mg PO 5X/d for 7–10 d. IV: 5–10 mg/kg/dose IV q8h. Topical: Initial herpes genitalis: Apply q3h (6×/d) for 7 d. Peds. 5–10 mg/kg/dose IV or PO q8h or 750 mg/m2/24 h ÷ q8h. 8 mL (40 mg) syringe SE: Inj site Rxns, serious Infxns, neurologic events, malignancies Notes: Refrigerate prefilled syringe, rotate inj sites, OK w/ other DMARDs Adefovir (Hepsera) WARNING: Acute exacerbations of hepatitis may occur following d/c therapy (monitor LFTs); chronic use may lead to nephrotox w/ underlying renal impair (monitor renal Fxn); HIV resistance may emerge; lactic acidosis & severe hepatomegaly w/ steatosis reported alone or in combo w/ other antiretrovirals Uses: *Chronic active hep B* Action: Nucleotide analog Dose: CrCl >50 mL/min: 10 mg PO daily; CrCl 20–49 mL/min: 10 mg PO q48h; CrCl 10–19 mL/min: 10 mg PO q72h; HD: 10 mg PO q7d postdialysis; adjust w/ CrCl <50 mL/min Caution: [C, –] Disp: Tabs 10 mg SE: Asthenia, HA, abd pain; see Warning Adenosine (Adenocard) Uses: *PSVT;* including w/ WPW Action: Class IV antiarrhythmic; slows AV node conduction Dose: Adults.

5%, Condylox) Pramoxine (Anusol Ointment, ProctoFoam-NS) Pramoxine & Hydrocortisone (Enzone, ProctoFoam-HC) Selenium Sulfide (Exsel Shampoo, Selsun Blue Shampoo, Selsun Shampoo) Silver Sulfadiazine (Silvadene) 12 Steroids, Topical (Table 4, page 228) Tacrolimus (Prograf, Protopic) Clinician’s Pocket Drug Reference Tazarotene (Tazorac, Avage) Terbinafine (Lamisil) Tolnaftate (Tinactin) Tretinoin, Topical [Retinoic Acid] (RetinA, Avita, Renova) Vorinostat (Zolinza) DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Calcium Acetate (Calphron, Phos-Ex, PhosLo) Calcium Glubionate (Neo-Calglucon) Calcium Salts [Chloride, Gluconate, Gluceptate] Cholecalciferol [Vitamin D3] (Delta D) Cyanocobalamin [Vitamin B12] (Nasocobal) Ferric Gluconate Complex (Ferrlecit) Ferrous Gluconate (Fergon) Ferrous Sulfate Fish Oil (Omacor, OTC) Folic Acid Iron Dextran (DexFerrum, INFeD) Iron Sucrose (Venofer) Magnesium Oxide (Mag-Ox 400) Magnesium Sulfate Multivitamins (Table 13, page 243) Phytonadione [Vitamin K] (AquaMEPHYTON) Potassium Supplements (Kaon, Kaochlor, KLor, Slow-K, MicroK, Klorvess) Pyridoxine [Vitamin B6] Sodium Bicarbonate [NaHCO3] Thiamine [Vitamin B1] (Cortisporin-TC Otic Drops) Neomycin, Colistin, Hydrocortisone, & Thonzonium (Cortisporin-TC Otic Suspension) Polymyxin B & Hydrocortisone (Otobiotic Otic) Sulfacetamide & Prednisolone (Blephamide) Triethanolamine (Cerumenex) EAR (OTIC) AGENTS Acetic Acid & Aluminum Acetate (Otic Domeboro) Benzocaine & Antipyrine (Auralgan) Ciprofloxacin, Otic (Cipro HC Otic) Neomycin, Colistin, & Hydrocortisone ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AGENTS Antidiabetic Agents Acarbose (Precose) Chlorpropamide (Diabinese) Glimepiride (Amaryl) Glimepiride/pioglitazone (Duetact) Glipizide (Glucotrol) Glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glynase) Glyburide/Metformin (Glucovance) Insulins, Systemic (Table 5, page 231) Metformin (Glucophage) 13 Classification Miglitol (Glyset) Nateglinide (Starlix) Pioglitazone (Actos) Pioglitazone/Metformin (ActoPlus Met) Repaglinide (Prandin) Rosiglitazone (Avandia) Sitagliptin (Januvia) Sitagliptin/Metformin (Janumet) Tolazamide (Tolinase) Tolbutamide (Orinase) Hormone & Synthetic Substitutes Calcitonin (Cibacalcin, Miacalcin) Calcitriol (Rocaltrol, Calcisex) Cortisone Systemic, Topical Desmopressin (DDAVP, Stimate) Dexamethasone (Decadron) Fludrocortisone Acetate (Florinef) Fluoxymesterone (Halotestin, Androxy) Glucagon Hydrocortisone Topical & Systemic (Cortef, Solu-Cortef) Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) Prednisolone Prednisone Testosterone (AndroGel, Androderm, Striant, Testim) Vasopressin [Antidiuretic Hormone, ADH] (Pitressin) Hypercalcemia/Osteoporosis Agents Etidronate Disodium (Didronel) Gallium Nitrate (Ganite) Ibandronate (Boniva) Pamidronate (Aredia) Zoledronic acid (Zometa) Risedronate (Actonel) Teriparatide (Forteo) Zoledronic acid (Zometa) Potassium iodide [Lugol Solution] (SSKI, Thyro-Block) Propylthiouracil [PTU] Obesity Sibutramine (Meridia) Osteoporosis Agents Alendronate (Fosamax) Raloxifene (Evista) Thyroid/Antithyroid Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levoxyl) Liothyronine (Cytomel) Methimazole (Tapazole) 14 Clinician’s Pocket Drug Reference Miscellaneous Endocrine Agents Cinacalcet (Sensipar) Demeclocycline (Declomycin) Diazoxide (Proglycem) EYE (OPHTHALMIC) AGENTS Glaucoma Agents Acetazolamide (Diamox) Apraclonidine (Iopidine) Betaxolol, Ophthalmic (Betopic) Brimonidine (Alphagan P) Brinzolamide (Azopt) Carteolol (Cartrol, Ocupress Ophthalmic) Ciprofloxacin, Ophthalmic (Ciloxan) Cyclosporine, Ophthalmic (Restasis) Dipivefrin (Propine) Dorzolamide (Trusopt) Dorzolamide & Timolol (Cosopt) Echothiophate Iodine (Phospholine Ophthalmic) Epinastine (Elestat) Latanoprost (Xalatan) Levobunolol (A-K Beta, Betagan) Levocabastine (Livostin) Levofloxacin (Levaquin, Quixin & Iquix Ophthalmic) Lodoxamide (Alomide) Moxifloxacin (Vigamox) Neomycin, Polymyxin, & Hydrocortisone (Cortisporin Ophthalmic & Otic) Norfloxacin (Chibroxin) Ofloxacin (Ocuflox Ophthalmic) Rimexolone (Vexol Ophthalmic) Timolol, Ophthalmic (Timoptic) Trifluridine, Ophthalmic (Viroptic) Ophthalmic Antibiotics Bacitracin, Ophthalmic (AK-Tracin Ophthalmic) Bacitracin & Polymyxin B, Ophthalmic (AK Poly Bac Ophthalmic, Polysporin Ophthalmic) Bacitracin, Neomycin, & Polymyxin B (AK Spore Ophthalmic, Neosporin Ophthalmic) Bacitracin, Neomycin, Polymyxin B, & Hydrocortisone, Ophthalmic (AK Spore HC Ophthalmic, Cortisporin Ophthalmic) Ciprofloxacin, Ophthalmic (Ciloxan) Erythromycin, Ophthalmic (Ilotycin Ophthalmic) Gentamicin, Ophthalmic (Garamycin, Genoptic, Gentacidin, Gentak) Neomycin & Dexamethasone (AKNeo-Dex Ophthalmic, NeoDecadron Ophthalmic) Neomycin, Polymyxin B, & Dexamethasone (Maxitrol) Neomycin, Polymyxin B, & Prednisolone (PolyPred Ophthalmic) Ofloxacin (Floxin, Ocuflox Ophthalmic) Silver Nitrate (Dey-Drop) Sulfacetamide (Bleph-10, Cetamide, Sodium Sulamyd) Sulfacetamide & Prednisolone (Blephamide) 15 Classification Tobramycin, Ophthalmic (AKTob, Tobrex) Tobramycin & Dexamethasone (TobraDex) Trifluridine (Viroptic) Miscellaneous Ophthalmic Agents Artificial Tears (Tears Naturale) Atropine Cromolyn Sodium (Opticrom) Cyclopentolate (Cyclogyl, Cyclate) Cyclopentolate with phenylephrine (Cyclomydril) Cyclosporine Ophthalmic (Restasis) Dexamethasone, Ophthalmic (AK-Dex Ophthalmic, Decadron Ophthalmic) Emedastine (Emadine) Ketorolac, Ophthalmic (Acular, Aculair LS, Aculair PF) Ketotifen (Zaditor) Lodoxamide (Alomide) Naphazoline (Albalon, AK-Con, Naphcon, others) Naphazoline & Pheniramine Acetate (Naphcon A) Nepafenac (Nevanac) Olopatadine (Patanol) Pemirolast (Alamast) Rimexolone (Vexol Ophthalmic) Scopolamine ophthalmic GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS Antacids Alginic Acid (Gaviscon) Aluminum Hydroxide (Amphojel, ALternaGEL) Aluminum Hydroxide with Magnesium Carbonate (Gaviscon) Aluminum Hydroxide with Magnesium Hydroxide (Maalox) Aluminum Hydroxide with Magnesium Hydroxide & Simethicone (Mylanta, Mylanta II, Maalox Plus) Aluminum Hydroxide with Magnesium Trisilicate (Gaviscon, Gaviscon-2) Calcium Carbonate (Tums, Alka-Mints) Magaldrate (Riopan, Lowsium) Simethicone (Mylicon) Kaolin-Pectin (Kaodene, Kao-Spen, Kapectolin, Parepectolin) Lactobacillus (Lactinex Granules) Loperamide (Imodium) Octreotide (Sandostatin, Sandostatin LAR) Paregoric [Camphorated Tincture of Opium] Antidiarrheals Bismuth Subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) Diphenoxylate with Atropine (Lomotil, Lonox) 16 Clinician’s Pocket Drug Reference Antiemetics Aprepitant (Emend) Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) Dolasetron (Anzemet) Dronabinol (Marinol) Droperidol (Inapsine) Granisetron (Kytril) Meclizine (Antivert) Metoclopramide (Reglan, Clopra, Octamide) Nabilone (Cesamet) Ondansetron (Zofran) Palonosetron (Aloxi) Prochlorperazine (Compazine) Promethazine (Phenergan) Scopolamine (Scopace) Thiethylperazine (Torecan) Trimethobenzamide (Tigan) Nizatidine (Axid) Omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid) Pantoprazole (Protonix) Rabeprazole (AcipHex) Ranitidine Hydrochloride (Zantac) Sucralfate (Carafate) Lactulose (Constulose, Generlac, Chronulac, Cephulac, Enulose) Magnesium Citrate Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia) Mineral Oil Polyethylene GlycolElectrolyte Solution (GoLYTELY, CoLyte) Psyllium (Metamucil, Serutan, Effer-Syllium) Sodium Phosphate (Visicol) Sorbitol Antiulcer Agents Cimetidine (Tagamet) Esomeprazole (Nexium) Famotidine (Pepcid, Pepcid AC) Lansoprazole (Prevacid) Cathartics/Laxatives Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Docusate Calcium (Surfak) Docusate Potassium (Dialose) Docusate Sodium (Doss, Colace) Glycerin Suppository Enzymes Pancreatin (Pancrease, Cotazym, Creon, Ultrase) Miscellaneous GI Agents Alosetron (Lotronex) Budoneside (Entocort EC) Balsalazide (Colazal) Dexpanthenol (IlopanCholine Oral, Ilopan) Dibucaine (Nupercainal) Dicyclomine (Bentyl) Hydrocortisone, Rectal (Anusol-HC Suppository, Cortifoam Rectal, Proctocort) Hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin) Hyoscyamine, Atropine, Scopolamine, & Phenobarbital (Donnatal) 17 Classification Infliximab (Remicade) Lubiprostone (Amitiza) Mesalamine (Asacol, Lialda, Pentasa, Rowasa) Metoclopramide (Reglan, Clopra, Octamide) Misoprostol (Cytotec) Neomycin Sulfate (NeoFradin, generic) Olsalazine (Dipentum) Pramoxine (Anusol Ointment, ProctoFoam-NS) Pramoxine with Hydrocortisone (Enzone, ProctoFoamHC) Propantheline (ProBanthine) Vasopressin (Pitressin) HEMATOLOGIC AGENTS Anticoagulants Ardeparin (Normiflo) Argatroban (Acova) Bivalirudin (Angiomax) Dalteparin (Fragmin) Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Fondaparinux (Arixtra) Heparin Lepirudin (Refludan) Protamine Tinzaparin (Innohep) Warfarin (Coumadin) Dipyridamole (Persantine) Dipyridamole & Aspirin (Aggrenox) Eptifibatide (Integrilin) Reteplase (Retavase) Ticlopidine (Ticlid) Tirofiban (Aggrastat) Antiplatelet Agents Abciximab (ReoPro) Aspirin (Bayer, Ecotrin, St.

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