Practical Standard Prescriber

by LC Gupta, Kusum Gupta, Abhitabh Gupta

This revised seventh edition of Practical Standard Prescriber, owes to the popular demand of students, residents and general practitioners. Certain new diseases have also been included. A busy practitioner or a new incumbent to the profession should keep himself abreast of these developments and reorient himself to the changing circumstances. Drug resistance is frequently being encountered and is the main cause of treatment failure. In this small work, attempt has been made to enumerate the standard drugs to be prescribed for a particular disease. In case of intolerance or drugs resistance, alternative regimens are also inserted. However, the choice of drugs depends upon the treating physician. Over prescription is certainly to be avoided and drug abuse is to be kept at minimum. Doctor shopping is a common feature of the present time. Readymade prescription is available across the counter from mini modified doctors and there is no need to present the patient before the doctor. Such a trend is certainly hazardous. Correct dosage, duration of therapy, contraindications, adverse reactions, drug interactions, side effects and toxicity should be kept in mind while writing a prescription. The economic status of the patient and his occupation should be given due consideration. Ailments which are otherwise innocuous and self-limiting should be handled tactfully. For reaching at a correct diagnosis, the cardinal symptoms, signs, pathologic and laboratory findings are also incorporated in this book. However, correct diagnosis is left to ingenuity of the prescriber. In a developing country where many people are below poverty line with high illiteracy rate, one may find it extremely difficult to afford costly medicines for miraculous cure, or discriminate between safe and dangerous drugs. They wholly and fully depend upon the prescriber who may be a doctor, a quack or a friend. Under such circumstances the cheap, effective and harmless medicines are to be tried first rather than jumping to the newer and less known products. Aggressive marketing and unabated advertising through mass media by some drug manufacturers to push their product creates confusion and dilemma in the minds of innocent consumers. Some products without a rational basis become the household remedy and every home possess them. Such practice is certainly detrimental to the ethics of medical profession.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Gupta LC
BSF, New Delhi, India
New Delhi, India
New Delhi
Border Security Force, India
2. Gupta Kusum
New Delhi, India
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
3. Gupta Abhitabh Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
New Delhi, India
ISBN 9788184485509
Speciality Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10666
Edition 7/e
Publishing Year 2009
Pages 514
Book Type Professional


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