Recommendations for Drug Reference?

  1. Hey guys, what book do you recommend I buy as a drug reference book?? The one that I find most often in my searches is Lippincott's 2004 Drug Reference, for $37.95...

    Thanks for the help!!

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  3. by   RN 2005
    I bought Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses. I have not used any others so I cannot compare but I like mine just fine! My instructor said it was her favorite out of all of them.........
  4. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I have Mosby's (it was required) and I do like it.

    Go to a good bookstore and check out what they've got. I've seen one or two books that are geared to nursing--what you are looking for is info about patient teaching and adverse effects, in addition to the indications, contraindications and incompatibilities.

    Once you find one you like, go online--you can save serious bucks buying your books online, even if you get them new from Barnes and Noble, shipping is free and sales tax isn't charged (at least, I didn't pay any!) It's a good idea to get the latest publication you can get, btw, and get ready to have to look up some drugs online--it changes all the time!

    Good luck and have fun!
  5. by   Rhoresmith
    What book does you school recommend it is easier to have what the teacher is going to refer to. My school uses Davis Drug Guide for Nurses. It is a good book easy to use and allot of info in it. Not sure what they would have said if someone came in with a different book

  6. by   EarthChild1130
    Thanks for all the help guys! My Pharmacology teacher recommended one by Lexi-con or something like that but I can't find it anywhere...I am buying my books for next semester on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week so I will look in the book store on campus and see what they have and do a little comparison shopping...On to Semester 2!!

    Thanks again!