Drugs in Obstetrics & Gynecology

by Ashok Kumar, Krishna Agarwal, Sudha Prasad

Drugs are the integral part of medicine. The rational use of drugs has saved enumerable lives, prevented epidemics and promoted health in general. Accessibility to essential medicines is an essential element of a health system. However, to accrue the optimum benefits, the drugs have to be used optimally—the right indication, right drug, right dose, right duration, minimal toxicity, and at the lowest cost, denoted as “rational drug therapy”. The specialty of obstetrics and gynecology is different from other specialties of medicine in many different ways. A practitioner of this specialty has to have artistic skills of a surgeon as well as the wisdom of a physician. This book “Drugs in Obstetrics and Gynecology” includes a description of commonly used drugs in obstetrics and gynecology. This book is divided into 10 sections and consists of total 35 chapters, each one being concise enough to be read over a short time. In the beginning of a chapter, common-related drugs are given in a table for quick-reference followed by other required details in the text. It is tried to maintain uniformity throughout the book to make it more predictive and easy to understand. Enough number of tables are provided on essential information. The section on antimicrobials provides an optimum choice of antibiotics in different clinical conditions. A table has been provided on the classification of commonly used antibiotics, which will help the reader in choosing the right agent in different situations.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Kumar Ashok
Banaras Hindu University
2. Agarwal Krishna
Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, New Delhi, India
3. Prasad Sudha Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9789352501687
Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18294
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2017
Pages 340
Book Type Professional


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