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By Ronald I. Shorr MD MS

This common, complete drug reference, point-of-care utilization -provides medical details on greater than one thousand medicines and their use in geriatric sufferers. as well as dosage info and scientific symptoms, this reference additionally addresses the hard problems with drug-drug and drug-disease interactions, polypharmacy, toxicity, compromised renal and hepatic functionality, withdrawal occasions, and extra. worthy precis sections supply 'at a look' conclusions, techniques and scientific pearls.

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Available Forms: • Capsules: 200 mg, 400 mg. ■ Indications and Dosages: Mild to moderate hypertension: PO Initially, 400 mg/day in 12 divided doses. Range: Up to 1200 mg/day in 2 divided doses. Maintenance: 400-800 mg/day. Ventricular arrhythmias: PO Initially, 200-400 mg/day. Maximum: 800 mg/day. Dosage in renal impairment: Dosage is modified based on creatinine clearance. Creatinine Clearance % of Usual Dosage less than 50 ml/min 50 less than 25 ml/min 25 7 ■ Unlabeled Uses: Treatment of anxiety, chronic angina pectoris, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, MI, pheochromocytoma, syndrome of mitral valve prolapse, thyrotoxicosis, tremors ■ Contraindications: Cardiogenic shock, heart block greater than first degree, overt heart failure, severe bradycardia ■ Side Effects Frequent Hypotension manifested as dizziness, nausea, diaphoresis, headache, cold extremities, fatigue, constipation, or diarrhea Occasional Insomnia, urinary frequency, impotence or decreased libido Rare Rash, arthralgia, myalgia, confusion, altered taste ■ Serious Reactions • Overdose may produce profound bradycardia and hypotension.

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5 hr. ■ Available Forms: • Tablets: 300 mg. • Oral Solution: 20 mg/ml. ■ Indications and Dosages: HIV infection (in combination with other ID-antiretrovirals): PO 300 mg twice a day or 600 mg once daily. Dosage in hepatic impairment: Mild impairment: 200 mg twice a day. Moderate to severe impairment: Not recommended. ■ Contraindications: Moderate or severe hepatic impairment ■ Side Effects Frequent Nausea (47%), nausea with vomiting (16%), diarrhea (12%), decreased appetite (11%) Occasional Insomnia (7%) ■ Serious Reactions • A hypersensitivity reaction may be life-threatening.

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