Book Description: With more than two million copies sold in all editions, here is the resource every family needs to make safe and informed decisions about their medicines. Fully updated and revised, the EGPD features the most detailed drug profiles and fuller coverage than any other source. For nearly 25 years, the EGPD has helped families negotiate the overwhelming and often contradictory swirl of information about their prescription medicines. Packed with critical information for your family's health, this is the one–stop source for the lowdown on hundreds of herbal/prescription combinations to be avoided, medicines that require vitamin and mineral supplements, how to alter doses for infants, children, pregnant women and the elderly and much more. Covering more than 2,000 brands organized into nearly 400 profiles, the new EGPD weighs the benefits and risks for each drug, and includes detailed information on interactions and sorts all possible effects on vision, lungs, and even sexuality into easy–to–read tables.