OverviewThe 2020 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses provides current, vital drug information "in a nutshell." Based on the popular Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide by Amy Karch, this handy pocket guide by the same author gives essential information on over 4,100 medications, including 48 generic drugs newly approved by the FDA, in an easy-access A-to-Z format. The "mini" drug monographs include generic and trade names, drug classes, pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule, "black box" warnings, indications & dosages, dose adjustments, adverse effects, drug interactions, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. A special section following the A-to-Z drugs provides essential Patient Safety information. Appendices cover topical and ophthalmic medications, laxatives, combination products, contraceptives, biological agents (vaccines), and more.