PART I Everything You Need to Know About Drugs
Chapter 1. Prescription Mediciations: Friend or Foe?
Chapter 2. Why Do I Need to Understand My Drugs Better?
Chapter 3. What Does Our Body Do to Drugs? The Amazing Journey of a Molecule
Chapter 4. What Do the Drugs Do to Our Body?
Chapter 5. Taking My Drugs Properly
Chapter 6. Avoiding Undesired Drug Effects
Chapter 7. Combining Drugs with Food and Drinks
Chapter 8. Interactions Between Drugs
Chapter 9. Do It Yourself : Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Disease Prevention
Chapter 10. Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
PART II: Medication Therapy Tips in Common Disease States
Chapter 11. High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer You Can Stop
Chapter 12. Fighting the Battle Against Lipids and Cholesterol
Chapter 13. Blood Thinners: The Balancing Act Between Bleeding and Clotting
Chapter 14. Not So Sweet: Managing Diabetes
Chapter 15. Let Me Breathe! Step-by-Step Asthma Management
Chapter 16. Epilepsy: Understand Your Drugs to Stop the Seizures
Chapter 17. Hoping for a Better Day: Treating Depression
Chapter 18. Does It Really Have to Hurt? Managing Pain Wisely
Chapter 19. Thyroid Problems: Restoring the Delicate Energetic Balance
Chapter 20. Infections: Destroying the Invaders While Saving the Host
Chapter 21. Summary
Glossary of Terms
Your home probably has some sort of pain relief medication, something to combat bouts of allergies, and maybe a few vitamins or supplements from the local health store. And then there are the prescribed medications, the ones you're taking daily and those that you take
Preventing Medication Errors at Home tells you what you need to know about those medications in your house and how each can improve your health and possibly cause harm. With drug therapy being a major part of conventional medical treatment, and so many medications available over-the-counter, tens of thousands of people in the United States alone die every year from side effects related to their diabetes, pain, depression and blood-thinning medications, and roughly one million people are admitted to the hospital for drug-related issues. At least half of these disasters are preventable with proper awareness of how drugs work, how to take them properly, how to identify serious side effects, and how to avoid dangerous drug combinations....