Sunday, January 18, 2015

Reference materials regarding medication side effects and classification

AllPsych Online

⋄ One of the largest psychology websites on the Internet.
⋄ Holds over 920 individual, cross referenced, web pages and an estimated 3000 pages of printed material.
⋄ It is referenced by over 100 colleges and universities in ten countries.
⋄ It provides:
o Drug name
o How they work
o What they treat
o Possible side effects


⋄ This is a full text database that critically analyzes the published drug side effect literature on drugs currently in use.
⋄ Drug class chapters are prepared by recognized authorities who critically assess published literature each year.
⋄ The goal of the database is to document every drug known to have a side effect reported in the literature.
⋄ It is organized by drug class chapters and does not contain any speculative or unsubstantiated statements.
⋄ Some of the specific areas covered include:
o adverse drug reactions
o drug interactions
o drug toxicity
o special risk situations
o pharmacological or patient-dependent factors associated with the occurrence of side effects.