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miketurco

Is the Physicians Desk Reference "the bible" of medications?

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miketurco

I'm looking at the kindle edition of the physicians desk reference (it's under eight bucks, by the way).

 

The reason I want it is so that I can get basic information on medications: what they do, recommended dosage, side effects, interactions with other meds, etc.

 

I've heard of this book time and again, and the reviews are good. But I don't want to put all my faith into something without hearing what other diabetics have to say about it, if possible.

 

Here's the link to the book. This is *not* an affiliate link.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Guide-Prescription-Physicians-Reference-ebook/dp/B00BAHA1CY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1402679859&sr=8-4&keywords=physicians+desk+reference

 

Mike

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princesslinda

It's been the "go-to" in every hospital and medical office i've ever worked in, the docs and staff use it all the time, getting a new one every year to try and keep up with the current "new" meds.  The actual book we have in the office is huge, makes a good door stop.  You can find out of date ones at your local used bookstores.

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miketurco

It's been the "go-to" in every hospital and medical office i've ever worked in, the docs and staff use it all the time, getting a new one every year to try and keep up with the current "new" meds.  The actual book we have in the office is huge, makes a good door stop.  You can find out of date ones at your local used bookstores.

 

That's exactly the information I was looking for. Thank you very much! I'm going to buy the kindle edition of the book. Apparently it's an abridged edition, but I only need it for me.

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JanetP

Most of the time you can look up the very same information on line for free. At one time it was useful, now I think it is more of a way for drug companies to advertise under and official looking label. ( and yes, I used one and depended on them for years).  Save your money. 

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Leonard Garcia

I have been using the Merck Manual of Medical Information for many years and prefer it.

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miketurco

Most of the time you can look up the very same information on line for free. At one time it was useful, now I think it is more of a way for drug companies to advertise under and official looking label. ( and yes, I used one and depended on them for years).  Save your money. 

 

For a few bucks I'd rather have the info handy with me all the time. That being said, turns out that the PDR is a free app. I just downloaded it :)

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pat593

The PDR is the Bible of reference books.  In fact, before the internet, it was the number one selling book after the Bible itself! 

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