This portable, current drug handbook contains all essential data for administering the most common prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Over 1,300 generic drugs and 4,500 trade names are included, organized alphabetically with thumb tabs for quick reference. Completely reviewed, revised, and updated annually, the 1997 edition contains more than 1,800 new drug facts -- including 11 new drugs recently approved by the FDA. Compatibilities are now subdivided into syringe, Y-site, and additive. In addition, hundreds of newly researched side effects, adverse reactions, precautions, interactions, contraindications, and IV therapy facts have been added. A functional, two-color design highlights all headings.