Easy-to-use A-Z format - features profiles of 300 drugs Vital information on side effects and drug interactions Cutting-edge research on the latest drug therapies. and much moreKnow the facts about the drugs you take. With two thirds of the more than 1.6 billion prescriptions a year written for women, there's an urgent need for a clear, concise resource to help sort through the confusing - and often contradictory - bombardment of information and advertising for the drugs we take. This authoritative guide provides an essential list of the drugs used exclusively by women - fertility drugs, contraceptives, breast cancer drugs, estrogens - plus drugs for cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other health problems that affect women in greater numbers than men. It features: 200 prescription drug profiles covering more than 300 drugs Each drug's brand name, generic name, classification, dosage, side effects, drug and food/alcohol interactions, and pregnancy/nursing risks New research on which drugs affect women differently than men Facts even your doctor may not know Questions to ask the pharmacist - before you take the drug Cautions for ordering drugs over the Internet Special warnings for seniors A guide to nonprescription and over-the-counter medicationsPlus - a special women's resource directory for health-related issues and Web site addressesFrom the Paperback edition.