Medications are the cornerstone of specific therapy in most clinical practices. PDR Drug Interactions and Side Effects Diskettes provides the experienced clinician a pharmacologic utility of exceptional usefulness.
As the title implies, the program identifies potential drug-drug (and drug-food) interactions. As many as 20 medications and 10 foods can be evaluated at one time. When a medication poses a risk, the program will suggest alternatives.
In addition to evaluating multidrug regimens, the program lists side effects for any one medication: the user can retrieve all side effects associated with a particular drug or can limit the listing to those with an incidence of 3% or greater.
Additional features are a comprehensive list of symptoms to aid in the diagnosis of medication-related conditions and an "Indications" feature—enter a diagnosis, and the program will suggest appropriate medications. Particularly useful is the program's "Patient Records" feature, which stores medication profiles for as many