Antidotes: Principles and Clinical Applications
by Robert Flanagan
Pages: 352 pages
Edition: 1 edition (October 25, 2001).
Antidotes provides up-to-date information on the development and clinical use of antidotes, their proposed mechanism of action, toxicity, availability and practical aspects of their clinical use. The antidotes discussed are primarily those either in current use, or under consideration or development. Some other compounds of mainly historical interest are also mentioned where appropriate. It contains information on the antidotal treatment of poisoning with compounds encountered not only in Western Europe, North America and Australia, but also developing countries. It covers source, shelf-life and instances where antidote administration complicates or compromises laboratory analyses.
There is no other single, published work that looks generally at antidotes, and it will prove invaluable to researchers, staff in poison information centers and A&E wards, drug information pharmacists, medical toxicologists and veterinarians. It will also be useful reading for medical students, trainee pharmacists, emergency physicians, ambulance staff and anesthetists.