Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Quick Look Drug Book

Posted By: NCMT on 2006-02-15
In Reply to:

The company I recently began working for asked me to purchase the Quick Look Drug Book as a reference tool, as they use it.  So, I got one...bought it used online so it wasn't that expensive, and I was needing a new drug reference book anyway.

I am just not impressed with this book.  While it does have very useful information in it, I find it is not laid out in the most convenient manner.  The drugs are listed alphabetically by the generic name.  So, what if the doc says the brand name of a drug?  How am I to use this book to look up the spelling, etc. of a brand name drug if I don't know the generic name of the drug so I can find it???  I have hardly used this book at all since I got it....I still go online to look up meds.  I feel like I wasted my money.

Maybe I'm just missing something here.  If anyone has any insight please let me know.  Or if any of you have a better suggestion for a drug guide that is laid out in a better format for MTs, I am open to suggestions.


Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

Quick Look Drug Book CD
Can anyone tell me if they use the Quick Look Drug Book and CD?  I am thinking about purchasing the 2006 set for about $80, the 2007 is not available yet
quick look drug book


Could you give me some advice on drug reference books? Do you recommend people wait for the quick look drug book '08?  Or is there a site online to search for drug information?

I'm new here, and am still studying to be a MT, so I'd like a recommendation from someone who knows  :)

I hope I'm not asking a question already asked 100 times...


Quick Look Drug Book
I would highly recommend Quick Look Drug Book. It is the cheapest book I have found, and it is is the only one I have seen that lists the drugs in both alphabetical order as well as by indication/treatment. In my opinion, it is the drug book with the best format.
Quick Look Drug Book 2007 (sm)
CD version.  Does anyone have this and like it?  I have the 2005 version, and could not see much difference in the 2006 QLDB.  Any comments appreciated.
Anybody Use Quick Look Drug Book 2007?

Do you like it? I just received mine yesterday. It does not put a link on the Word  toolbar like the old one did. I called support and they downloaded a file for me to load and now it's on the toolbar, but now I get the message "QLDB.exe" not found.

I have uninstalled (like tech support said) and re-installed but still get the same message.

I checked the CD and it does not seem to have this file on it. Does anyone else have this problem? My task bar is already full so I really need it on the Word toolbar. Thanks

Quick Look Drug Book (book & CD/ROM)..sm..

Does anyone use both.  I'm definitely getting the CD/ROM and am debating about buying both.  I don't see any reason to have both but there could be something I don't know. 

I noticed CD/ROMs are on backorder but they're selling downloadable versions.  I can handle that.

I have the 2006 edition. But the 2007 of this and the Quick Look Drug Book come out
Good drug book vs. internet drug sites
I need to buy a new drug book.  At a prior job, about a year ago, one of the supervisors told me she used the internet exclusively.  What's the consensus and if you prefer the internet, which site or sites do you like.  Thanks in advance.
? re Quick Look Electronic Drug Ref

I'm trying to do a wildcard search for the endings of drug names, eg, *sartan. I read the help file and tried ~, (), ?, and nothing is working. I read the FAQ on the Stedman's web site and it appears to skirt the question and refer the questioner to the help file.

Am I correct that the new 2006 QLEDR does not allow searches for just the endings of drugs? If so, what a waste of money that was.

I got a copy of Quick Look Elec Drug Ref...
of my very own...not too shabby I don't guess!
I vote for Quick Look Drug Books
Very, very helpful.  Also Stedman's word books quite quite handy.  Googling comes a long way, but I tend to like the books better.  Dorland's medical dictionary is a must have and also electronic spell checkers are great/CDs loaded on PC. 
2005 Quick Look Electronic Drug Reference nm
Anyone able to find Quick Look drug reference 2006

If so, where did you purchase it?  Out of stock at the places I have checked.


Which Rx Drug Book to use?
I'm looking for a Rx drug book that I can incorporate into my spellcheck or expander.  I've looked at Stedman's Plus, QuickLook, and Saunder's Pharmaceutical Word Book.  So far I'm leaning to Saunder's since it seems like it'll do what I want it to do plus I get downloadable updates.  I'd hate to spend $100 on Stedman's only to find out it's nothing more than a dictionary, when I could've spent $30 on Saunder's.


If anyone has any advice about what program to buy, I'd greatly appreciate it!

drug book
Monthly Prescribing Reference is very good. One of our MD's carried a copy in his lab coat.
Drug Book
Go to Amazon.com and see if you can get the book cheaper. I always have good luck with them.
drug book
I went on the amazon.com web site.  they have 2009 Quick Look Drug book for $28.76. I wish that I would have waited for this price.
Yes, our drug book tells us this
What about Saunders drug book on CD?
I have always preferred Saunders to Quick Look, and they have just released their first version on CD. Has anyone tried it yet? I'd like to get it.
Drug Reference Book
I love Drake & Drake Pharmaceutical Word Book.
Brand new drug book
I have always used the electronic drug references. The company I get them from has now combined everything into 1 icon and it takes forever to get anything to come up. It is easier to use Google for references than to mess with this anymore. I find myself using my old references just to save time and if it is not there, then I go to the "brand new drug reference" It is never up to date anyhow, so back to the net I go. And no, I don't think their requirement is reasonable. They want your brains and experience with no cash outlay on their end?
Need a good drug book
My friend and I need to buy a new up-to-date brand name and generic drug book.  I need the opinion of some good ones to look at and maybe buy. Thanks
Electronic Drug Book 2003!

Does anyone know if the Quick Look Electronic Drug Book 2003 is compatible with XP?  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


A used drug book is basically not worth much
in the long run - so many MTs waste their precious $$ on used resources. Particularly in the world of drugs/pharmacology, even a 1 year old drug reference is basically worthless. Unless you just want to be able to claim "you have one" for your company, its already long outdated. Best to buy the current editions, no matter if you can get a used one cheaper. You are defeating the entire purpose - having an up-to-date reference for your knowledge.
Drug book vs. CD version, which do you prefer and why? Thanks. nm
I prefer QuickLook for a drug book or

either Drake and Drake.  I don't know anything about Gregg's, but I think HPI are a waste of $$ and Stedman's is probably the most popular.  There is also Dorland's, thought I don't know anything about those either.

Yes do check the classified board here, www.half.com, or e-bay.   You should be able to get books for a fraction of new, especially if you get an older version.

What books you need will depend on the type of work you do.  If you only do clinic work, just something like Sloane's Medical Word book might be all you need, in addition to a drug book.  If you are just doing one specialist then a Stedman's book of that speciality would  probably be all you need in addition to the drug book. 

If you don't see what you need listed on the classified board here, post a wanted ad to see if you get any response. 


Brand new drug book required

I am applying for a new job, and before I can start, they say I need a new specialty book (which I can understand) and the latest drug book. I don't have the money to buy those books right now.

As an MT with years of experience, I am perfectly capable for doing my job without a brand new drug book for a few weeks until I get paid. I know how to research and verify drugs without a current drug book.

Do you think requiring a brand new drug book is reasonable?

I went to desktop icon for both DRUG BOOK and STEDMANS. Clicked

How old are your drug book and stedman's?  (I bought mine about 6 years ago now).  I hate to not be able to use them because I have added so much to them through the years.  ugh.

I haven't bought a drug book in 2 years - I use Google ...sm
and the FDA website. Both are faster than flipping through a book and free.
I like drug books even though you can access sites on line. A lab book, the Sted's Ortho Words, a
Post drug questions on the drug board

Okay...sock it to me..when I was even newer than I am now, I wrote "drug alluding stent."  QA sent a correction saying "drug eluding stent."  NOW, I see on Google, "drug eluting stent."  SOoooo, which is it, or are they both correct?  Thanks ahead of time.

Help on the drug board--osteoporosis drug?
Sorry..........thanks in advance, I appreciate it. 
Updating surgical references - new Stedmans Word Book, Tessier Surgery Book or others - best one in
Just make a note in your book and go on. Every book I read you can find an error
or 2. Nobody is perfect. Lucky you only paid $60. New it is $80 or more.
I would buy book by Dog Whisperer. His TV shows covers things like this and would think his book mi
The Sted's Ortho & Rehab Words is probably my most used book and then the Lab Words book. GL! nm
Medical Word Book by Sloan, Surgical Word Book by sm
Tessier, Dorland's dictionary, BOS, and my very fave I think is now out of print but called Spellright by Rice.
Per Quick Look, it is
No. There is no quick fix. (nt)

I had to unplug my Infinity foot pedal from its USB port today and now my computer will not recognize it.  I had this problem once before and I cannot remember how I fixed it.  Finally I have some work and now the pedal won't work.  HELP ME PLEASE.....thanks a lot.
I only use the Quick Look because...
the company bought it for me.  I like it but it's gettin' old (2005) and missing a lot of new drugs.  I sure could use an update or something, so I'll be paying attention to the thread you've started here as well. 
need help quick!
Suddenly my enter button is acting as a spacebar and not a return key!  What do I do?
quick look
I bought the new version and found that I liked the old 2005 version that I had, because of the wild card function in the search. The newer one didn't have it. I just reinstalled the old one and add any new drugs as I find them through my daily work. Unfortunately, it now has a glitch that keeps me from opening the information about the drug in the index without locking up. At first I would close and come back in so that it would show, but I discovered that it would also work if you go into the appendix screens (any) before doing a search or using the index list. I like using the drug reference because it clearly lists the dosages and uses for each drug, and is quick to use. Since my account doesn't use a lot of brand new drugs it works fine for me this way.
A quick ?

Hello everyone, I am new to this board and just have a really quick question that I would like someone to answer please. On the MT job openings page when you click on an opening and in the employers description of the job they say to reply to and email address and then they list the address. However each job opening has a "apply now" tab at the bottom. Doesn't it just email your resume when you click that and submit it? You don't also have to copy the employers email address and then sign into your email and send a message to them that way too do you? Thank you,


What are you asking? Is this a drug--yes, sm
see link http://www.firstcare.com/prefdrug/sdrugs.asp

drug help

Could someone help me with the spelling of Remidex?  I am not familiar with this medication.


Tabatha in Charleston

spironolactone. Duh

U.S./Canadian Brand Names
AldactoneŽ [US/Can]
Novo-Spiroton [Can]
Therapeutic Category
Diuretic, Potassium Sparing
Management of edema associated with excessive aldosterone excretion; hypertension; primary hyperaldosteronism; hypokalemia; treatment of hirsutism
Usual Dosage
Children: 1.5-3.5 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 6-24 hours
Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism: 125-375 mg/m2/day in divided doses
Vaso-occlusive disease: 7.5 mg/kg/day in divided doses twice daily (non-FDA approved dose)
Edema, hypertension, hypokalemia: 25-200 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses
Diagnosis of primary aldosteronism: 100-400 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses
Dosage Forms
Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Copyright 2004 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Can you help me with a drug? (sm)

sounds like "paraphosaphine".  I looked on every cancer site I knew, looked pyra, pira, fosa, phene, fene.  Couldn't find it anywhere.  Did I miss it?



Quick question for you, please?

Thank you for your advice.  I just need to take it!!

But my question remains, perhaps I did overstep bounds by voicing my concerns for his depression and mentioning that his brother had also noticed it.  He says I have betrayed him.  What would you have done in this situation?