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Australian Drug Guide : The Plain Language Guide to Drugs and Medicines of All Kinds - Jonathan Upfal

Australian Drug Guide

The Plain Language Guide to Drugs and Medicines of All Kinds

Paperback Published: 27th January 2016
ISBN: 9781863958035
Number Of Pages: 960

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Every year up to 140,000 Australians are rushed to hospital due to medication errors and misunderstandings. So before you take any medication, make sure you know all the facts! The fully revised and updated eighth edition of Australian Drug Guide brings you over 900 pages of up-to-the-minute information that could mean the difference between life and death for you or someone you know.

In plain English, Dr Jonathan Upfal offers practical advice you can trust about the most used drugs in Australia:

  • what the drug is for
  • how it works in your body
  • how to take the drug
  • what to do if you miss a dose
  • how long before you can expect to benefit from taking it
  • severe and minor side effects
  • things you must tell your doctor before taking the drug
  • when you should not take the drug
  • chemical names and drug classes
  • all brand names and if a cheaper generic version is available
Australian Drug Guide also includes a safety checklist for age, pregnancy, breastfeeding, sport, driving, alcohol, pre-existing conditions and interactions with other medications.

You'll find the answers to all your questions about the medicines prescribed for you and your family in Australian Drug Guide. If you value your health, you can't afford to be without this easy-to-use reference.


A very helpful book.


I use this book to ckeck out my medication.

hay nsw.


An Invaluable Reference Text


Is an excellent reference text for professionals requiring accurate information about the use and side effects of prescribed drugs.

NSW Aust


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I use this product to look up complicated medications and the way they work in the body. As a nursing student having basic medication knowledge is a necessity. This book helps you to understand medications and their action in the body.

Melbourne, Australia




This is an easily readable and yet essential guide to medicines and drugs available in Australia. Importantly, it is written for those us, mostly I'd suggest, who have little or no medical background. Of course, your principal guide should be your GP or medical professional. However, as a source of information on the medicines that most of us at some stage in our lives by necessity will need to take, this is invaluable. Its great strength is its easy to follow format and simple indexation. I cannot recommend this publication enough for all readers.

Kerang Vic.


A useful reference guide on currently available drugs


A well researched reference book which I find useful when I require a comprehensive overview of a specific drug and it's properties.

Sydney NSW Australia


Handy book with excellent info. in everyday language.


Delivery excellent

Mornington Peninsula, Vic.


Australian Drug Guide


This seems to be the most comprehensive and accessible drug guide for the lay person in Australia. The others I have found are American, and anyway do not seem to provide as much useful information.




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ISBN: 9781863958035
ISBN-10: 1863958037
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 960
Published: 27th January 2016
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 5.9
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 8