I hate my pharm book!!!

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    Seriously, I hate it. I need something better. The thing I have is a monster--too thick, WAY too much detail.... I need a plain old drug reference. I want to open my book to the drug I need, see class and a very brief mechanism of action, nursing considerations type of list and adverse effects. I'd especially love something that I can load on my iPad in addition to having a print copy. Do any of you have something like this that you can recommend?
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    Have you tried a Davis Drug Guide? It has everything you're looking for and there is an iPad app.
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    Google search. Seriously, there are a lot of different drug guide books, and if you want to find one you like, look into it on your own. Most of them are fairly similar, but vary in price. And there are several with iPod/iPad apps as well.
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    use your pharm book for studying for class, but get a drug guide to help you out in clinicals. I use Micromedex, if you have a smart phone (I have a Droid) it is a free app, and is legit, as it is what many hospitals purchase to have available for staff.
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    Davis drug guide is amazing!
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    Thank you for your suggestions! And compassion_x, I agree but I wanted to hear feedback to help narrow it down through the thoughts and experience of others.
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    For school I ditched the textbook and got pharmacology made in credibly easy. Broke it down into English and the cartoons really helped me remember stuff
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    Quote from ChristineN
    use your pharm book for studying for class, but get a drug guide to help you out in clinicals. I use Micromedex, if you have a smart phone (I have a Droid) it is a free app, and is legit, as it is what many hospitals purchase to have available for staff.
    Micromedex is my favorite. I have the iPhone app very easy to use and just the basic info you need for each med. The hospital i have my clinical at (one of the top 5 US) also use it.
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    Quote from krsmarie
    Micromedex is my favorite. I have the iPhone app very easy to use and just the basic info you need for each med. The hospital i have my clinical at (one of the top 5 US) also use it.
    I forgot to say that I believe the drug guide is loaded to your phone, so if you are in an area without reception you can still access Micromedex.
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    I have the newest Mosby's Drug Guide and I love it. Breaks everything up simply into the different headings and it has colour text in it so its not just blocks of black writing


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