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best drug help website

Posted By: today's question on 2005-08-05
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Would be interested which is your fave drug reference source on the web for spellings, dosages, etc. - preferably one that doesn't result in tons of spam for illegal drug purchases - is there such a place?

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Great website for drug slang terms

Some of you might remember that I'm working for my BIL doing chemical dependency training videos (transcribing them).

Well, I came across a term that I'm unfamiliar with.  I did a websearch and found this website.  Thought others might find it helpful so decided to post it.


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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.

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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
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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?



It is drug-eluting, so there QA!!!

Yes, drug-eluting...

The company I work for gives daily info e-mails and actually got one on this a few months ago - is common to transcribe eluding or alluding if you haven't heard it before. 

As they say on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire", drug-eluting............FINAL ANSWER!!!   
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You are right! I would not be offended if asked to take a drug test - nothing to hide. I do not want someone having privy to my personal info who is on drugs and acting irresponsible. Had my identity stolen once, it is a nightmare to get straightened out. Don't want my SS# and other private info going to other countries either.
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I always use Drugs@FDA.  I have it in my favorites:  http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/

You can look up drug names by using as few as three letters.  I find it's quick and efficient, and it's free, and because it's the FDA it's the latest info on drugs.

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Well, I thought that you listed drugs you too also, but they said it didn't matter. If anything at all came up they wouldn't let me have the job. I even showed them the bottle in my purse, and they said it just didn't matter, legal drugs or otherwise. Oh well, lesson learned I guess. Thanks for response.
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There is a little pop-up but just close it.  It will also do part of the drug name, i.e., "cillin" or "exadine".  

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I want to add dosages also, but I'm undecided how I want to do it. I would love to hear how others do it. Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas and suggestions.

I have always used Stedman's QL electronic drug search reference material.  I loaded my 2007 and discovered that they have built in something called a Launch Ready Reference Bookshelf  that completely changes the way the drug reference works now.  One thing that is missing is the fuzzy search, which I have always loved and used tremendously.  I called Tech Support at Lippincott and at Stedman's and they both tell me that it is no longer part of the program and this new Bookshelf is going to be linked to all of their electronic products -- hence no fuzzy search.  So, my question is, what is everyone else using.  I have the Saunder's Pharmaceutical Word Book 2007 and I hate it as well, it takes too long to load and uses too much RAM to leave loaded. 

Hope someone else has found an answer. 

Both drug books come out new in Jan., I think, or maybe even Dec.
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Okay, I am sure this question has been asked before but here I go.  I am on the search for a new drug book.  I have narrowed it down to 3......Quick Look, Saunders and Lipinicott Nursing drug book.  Which drug book and/or books or references do everyone prefer?  I ask this because I recently purchased an Expander that is very similar to ShortHand and was twice the money!!!!  I do no want to make the same mistake again.  Thanks.     
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I like all three ie Quick Look, Saundrs, and American Drug Index, each has some advantages over both others, so... I update each every 3 years, rotating them.  That way I stay up to date and keep all their advantages.    Quick Look is anything but quick, but I really use their indications index.
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I just ordered the newest electronic version of Quick Look from Stedman's a few months ago and am disappointed with it, especially for what I paid. I end up using Google all the time which is better anyway because the new version is not that good in my opinion and I can't find the drugs. The latest version is not what it is cracked up to be. My old version of Quick Look 2003 was better (which was provided by a company I used to work for), but my hard drive crashed so I bought the new version of Quick Look. Don't waste your money on it. Google has never let me down on research.
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Monthly Prescribing Reference is very good. One of our MD's carried a copy in his lab coat.
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Another terrific site to look up drugs is "drugs.com"  Hardly ever have anything I can't find any more due to their wonderful search engine