Medications The Ultimate Teen Guide by Cheryl Gerson Tuttle


Medications The Ultimate Teen Guide by Cheryl Gerson Tuttle

An information guide to the most common medical conditions that adolescents face today and the medications commonly prescribed to treat those conditions. Seeks to enable young people to be more involved in the medication decisions related to their care, making them aware of the choices open to them as well as the associated benefits and risks that accompany the use of the drugs. Provides basic informative descriptions for anyone interested in knowing more about over-the-counter and prescription medications.


Individual chapters address acne, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), allergies, anxiety disorders, asthma, depression, diabetes, eating disorders, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease, lupus, migraines, seizure disorders, sexually transmitted disease, and Tourette's syndrome. For each topic, information is provided on common medications, how the drugs work, possible common side effects, precautions, and 'the bottom line' - a commonsense summary about the condition and medications involved. A list of generic drugs, a medication diary template, and a detailed bibliography, which includes resources about medicine and illness in general and categories for each condition addressed, are included. The detailed index will enable readers to locate specific drug information...It will provide a gold mine of useful, current information written and organized specifically for those who need it most. VOYA Written specifically for teens, this resource provides information on medications for common health conditions. Over-the-counter and prescription medications for each condition are listed, and their methods of actions are briefly described. Possible side effects and interactions with food and other drugs are then listed. Emphasis throughout is on actively participating in treatment by asking questions and reporting side effects, with advice on dealing with several doctors, taking multiple medications, and ordering medications from another country or from the Web. An example medication diary, a glossary, and a drug list are included. Scitech Book News

About the Author

Cheryl Gerson Tuttle has more than thirty years of experience in education, counseling and advocacy. She is co-author of five other books including Thinking Games to Play with Your Child, Parenting a Child with a Learning Disability, Challenging Voices, Parenting a Child with a Behavior Problem, and Learning Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide.

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248 pages


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Publication date

8th December 2004



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