Stockley's Drug Interactions Pocket Companion
Baxter, Karen; Preston, Claire L.
Edited by Karen Baxter - Editor, Stockley's Drug Interactions, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, London, UK and Claire L. Preston - Editor, Stockley's Drug Interactions, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, London, UK
The small and conveniently sized quick-reference Stockley's Drug Interactions Pocket Companion 2013 continues to provide the busy healthcare professional with a trustworthy, affordable and practical clinical reference on drug interactions and their management. It draws on the wealth of clinically evaluated, evidence-based information on drug–drug, drug–herb and drug–food interactions that is presented in the latest revalidated updates of the full reference work, Stockley's Drug Interactions.
- Includes over 2,000 interaction monographs pertaining to specific drugs or drug groups, including 75 new monographs
- New and updated interactions advice, including the addition of drugs such as eslicarbazepine, maraviroc, and roflumilast, and updates to the list of drugs that have a risk of prolonging the QT interval
- Structured alphabetically for ease of searching, with a comprehensive back of book index
- Easy-to-use severity rating symbols offer guidance to the user on the clinical significance of the interaction
- Quick-reference format summarises the interaction and management advice
- An essential clinical reference for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Doody's Notes, May-13
"...The audience includes any healthcare professional with a need to assess drug interactions. The book also would be useful to students in various healthcare disciplines during their clinical rotations and practicums...
...The book does a very nice job of categorizing the interactions to make them easy to find, along with the alphabetizing and table of contents. It also has an excellent rating system for the clinical significance of the interaction using defined symbols, which give users an immediate idea of the clinical significance and potential for harm of the interaction...
...This is a great pocket guide for healthcare professionals. As more drugs come to market, it is increasingly difficult to quickly discern if an interaction is clinically relevant and if the risks outweigh the benefits. This book is very useful in providing this information and aiding in prescribing decisions."
Judith Klevan, BSPharm(Jeanes Hospital), Doody's Notes, May 2013
From the reviews of the previous edition:
"...provides a quick and easy reference text for any pharmacist (hospital, community or otherwise)...The information is based on published sources including clinical studies, case reports and systematic reviews so can be trusted as accurate, evaluated and evidence-based. Only clinically relevant information is included in monographs making it an easy reference to have on hand in a busy working environment. This is a highly recommended reference for a busy working environment providing convenient and practical summary of the comprehensive work of the popular Stockley's Drug Interactions."
Brooke Myers, Australian Pharmacist, July 2012
"Each interaction is also followed with a simple rating symbol that identifies whether action needs to be taken, the severity of the interaction and the evidence base for the interaction. This is an extremely useful tool when trying to quickly identify if action needs to be taken...Finding information within the book is simple and very quick which is immeasurably useful on a busy ward...The size of the book is perfect for transport around wards but large enouh to make the text easily readable...As a student I would especially recommend this book for 3rd and 4th year students for clinical topics and clinical placements. As a soon-to-be preregistration trainee I know that I will be using this resource daily"
Emily Hemsworth, BPSA Public Relations Officer, June 2012
"Stockleys Drug Interactions Pocket Companion draws on the information provided in its "parent" text, to provide a conveniently sized and easy-to-use drug interactions reference...the pocket size will be of particular use to mobile pharmacists out on ward rounds and/or undertaking home visits or rest home visits...The condensed format provides a brief explanation and summary of the evidence for the interaction, along with concise advice on management options...an ideal reference for all pharmacists (and other health professionals) wanting a portable quick reference guide to the most common drug interactions."
Bob Buckham BPharm, PGCertPharm, PGDipClinPharm, MPS, ANZCP, RegPharmNZ Manager, Clinical Pharmacy and Continuing Education Programmes, PSNZ/NZCP enewsletter, April 2012.
ISBN 978 0 85711 098 5
Published Jan 2013
180 x 100mm (648pp)