Guide to Good Prescribing - A Practical Manual
(1994; 115 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentWhy you need this book
Open this folder and view contentsPart 1: Overview
Close this folderPart 2: Selecting your P(ersonal) drugs
View the documentChapter 2. Introduction to P-drugs
View the documentChapter 3. Example of selecting a P-drug: angina pectoris
Close this folderChapter 4. Guidelines for selecting P-drugs
View the documentStep i: Define the diagnosis
View the documentStep ii: Specify the therapeutic objective
View the documentStep iii: Make an inventory of effective groups of drugs
View the documentStep iv: Choose an effective group according to criteria
View the documentStep v: Choose a P-drug
View the documentChapter 5. P-drug and P-treatment
Open this folder and view contentsPart 3: Treating your patients
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Step ii: Specify the therapeutic objective

It is very useful to define exactly what you want to achieve with a drug, for example, to decrease the diastolic blood pressure to a certain level, to cure an infectious disease, or to suppress feelings of anxiety. Always remember that the (patho)physiology determines the possible site of action of your drug and the maximum therapeutic effect that you can achieve. The better you define your therapeutic objective, the easier it is to select your P-drug.

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