The present user-friendly format of the booklet is intended to make it a better aid for remembering drug names, identifying the class and subclass to which they belong, and provide easy access to core prescribing information.
Drugs classifications are presented in the form of hierarchically designed charts along with pictorial images for easy learning.
All classifications have been updated, expanded and modified wherever necessary.
Doses, frequency and route (s) of administration along with leading brand names of drugs and different types of dosage forms are listed after each class of drugs.
New drugs, particularly those marketed recently, have been included.
Single drug formulations are mainly mentioned.
Combined drug formulations find a place wherever important or relevant.
Listing of brand names is restricted to only 1-4 per drug.
Synonyms and alternative names of drugs and classes of drugs are also mentioned.
Two separate indices, one of non-proprietary (generic) names and the other of proprietary (brand) names of drugs is provided for instantaneous location of the drug or the product one is looking for.
Useful to medical and pharmacy students as well as to practitioners.