Monday, September 7, 2015

Reference materials regarding medication side effects and classification



AllPsych Online
http://allpsych.com/meds.html

⋄ One of the largest psychology websites on the Internet.
⋄ Holds over 920 individual, cross referenced, web pages and an estimated 3000 pages of printed material.
⋄ It is referenced by over 100 colleges and universities in ten countries.
⋄ It provides:
        o Drug name
        o How they work
        o What they treat
        o Possible side effects


SEDBASE
http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl0070.html

⋄ This is a full text database that critically analyzes the published drug side effect literature on drugs currently in use.
⋄ Drug class chapters are prepared by recognized authorities who critically assess published literature each year.
⋄ The goal of the database is to document every drug known to have a side effect reported in the literature.
⋄ It is organized by drug class chapters and does not contain any speculative or unsubstantiated statements.
⋄ Some of the specific areas covered include:
        o adverse drug reactions
        o drug interactions
        o drug toxicity
        o special risk situations
        o pharmacological or patient-dependent factors associated with the occurrence of side effects.





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