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Frequently Prescribed Medications: Drugs You Need to Know, Second Edition

Author(s): Michael A. Mancano, PharmD, Associate Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Temple University School of Pharmacy
Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy
  • ISBN-13: 9781449698843
  • Paperback    382 pages      © 2014
Price: $95.95 US List
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Frequently Prescribed Medications: Drugs You Need to Know, Second Edition is a practical study tool designed to educate and test students about the drugs that are most commonly used in practice, as well as a helpful reference on drug information for health professionals. This comprehensive resource reviews important concepts regarding the use of specific medications and provides clear and succinct information for the drugs that are commonly utilized in clinical practice, ambulatory practice, and hospital practice, including information on prescription, over-the-counter, and natural products.


  • All-new material, including 98 new drugs, fully updated drug information, and expanded information on pregnancy, controlled substances, and mechanism of action
  • New, more accessible, and colorful design to enable memorization and retention
  • Comprehensive but succinct information for each drug covered
  • 30 new and revised in-text study questions per chapter
  • Available Test Bank for instructor use in quizzes, homework study assignments, or Top 200/300 Exams


  • New, more accessible & colorful design
  • Key Points updated
  • Highlight “real” and “drug of choice” uses
  • More information on severe drug interactions
  • Hospital drugs/monitoring highlighted

The information provided for each drug includes:

  • Drug Class
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Common Brand Name(s)
  • Generic Name
  • Dosage Forms
  • Indications
  • Dosing for Each Indication
  • Initial Dose
  • Maintenance Dose
  • Maximum Dose
  • Renal Dosage Adjustment
  • Adverse Reactions
  • Absolute Contraindications
  • Major Drug Interactions
  • Pregnancy Category
  • Key Counseling Points

Including helpful end-of chapter review questions, Frequently Prescribed Medications, Second Edition is a user-friendly resource that will aid student comprehension and serve as a valuable reference for future study and practice. This guide provies excellent test preparation for the Top 200/300 Exams, and a handy reference for practicing health professionals.

Instructor Resources: TestBank

Applicable Courses

Drug Information
Top 200/300
Contemporary Practice
Clinicals/Board Review

Chapter  1  Analgesics
Chapter  2  Antidiabetic Agents
Chapter  3  Anti-Infective Agents
Chapter  4  Antineoplastics
Chapter  5  Cardiovascular Agents
Chapter  6  Central Nervous System Agents
Chapter  7  Endocrine Agents
Chapter  8  Gastrointestinal Agents
Chapter  9  Hematologic Agents
Chapter  10  Lipid-Lowering Agents
Chapter  11  Miscellaneous Agents
Chapter  12  Ophthalmic Products
Chapter  13  Pulmonary and Allergy Agents
Chapter  14  Topical Products
Chapter  15  Natural Products, Dietary Supplements, and Nutrients
Chapter  16  Biologic and Immunologic Agents

Michael A. Mancano, PharmD-Associate Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Temple University School of Pharmacy

Additional Titles by this Author

Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS-Associate Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy

Jason C. Gallagher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Temple University, and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at Temple University Hospital (TUH).  His clinical service is with the Infectious Diseases Consult team at TUH where he also serves on committees related to antibiotic use and guideline preparation.  He lectures on the pharmacotherapy of infectious diseases and the practice of clinical pharmacy at Temple and also teaches antibiotic pharmacology at Drexel University School of Medicine, where he has an adjunct appointment.  Dr. Gallagher’s research interests focus on the treatment of resistant Gram-negative and Gram-positive infections and on antifungal pharmacotherapy.  He is a past-president of the Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • “I really like the “Major Drug Interactions” and "Effects on Other Drugs” sections! This is a great addition and sets it apart from many other books in its class. I love the easy to use, simplified layout.”

    ~ Amanda Dozier, RN, MSN, CNRN, CCRN

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449698843

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Bundle ISBN: 9781284128383
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15th, 2016 --- This special-value bundle includes one print copy of the best-selling text Frequently Prescribed Medications: Drugs You Need to Know, Second Edition and one print copy of the brand-new pocket guide, Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition.

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