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The Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice, Fourth Edition | older edition
Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP, and Daniel J. Carlat, MD
Carlat Publishing / Softcover / 2018-02-01 / 0997510668
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The Medication Fact Book is a comprehensive reference guide covering all the important facts, from cost to pharmacokinetics, about the most commonly prescribed medications in psychiatry.

Now covering side effects!

This new edition includes additional fact sheets covering side effects to give you quick-reference access to understanding the most common side effects your patients experience with practical tips on how to manage them.

Review Quotes:

"Let Puzantian and Carlat make space in your brain,
because the facts you need as a prescriber are right here."
--Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD
Chief of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"An essential reference for clinicians who need
practical psychopharmacology information at their
fingertips in a busy clinical setting."
--Mark Leary, MD
Deputy Chief of Psychiatric Services, San Francisco General Hospital, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine

"A most useful desk-side book for the clinician who needs accurate and practical information about commonly used medications."
Vivien Burt, MD, PhD
Founder and co-director, UCLA Women's Life Center
Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine

"Provides great information in a concise, thoughtfully developed format that is perfect
for busy clinicians."
Stephen Strakowski, MD
Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, University of Texas at Austin

"Designed with the prescriber in mind, the 4th edition retains the user-friendly format while presenting the medications most relevant to clinical practice. I particularly enjoy reading the 'Fun Facts' included for most medication fact sheets--as these will teach something new to even seasoned psychopharmacologists!"
Dost Onger, MD
Chief of Psychotic Disorders Division and Director of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Table of Contents:
ADHD Medications
General Prescribing Tips
Amphetamine (Adzenys XR-ODT, Dyanavel XR, Evekeo)
Atomoxetine (Strattera) ¬¬
Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin)
Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine)
Guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex)
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)
Methamphetamine (Desoxyn)
Methylphenidate IR (Ritalin)
Methylphenidate ER (Concerta, Ritalin-SR and LA)
Methylphenidate Transdermal (Daytrana)
Mixed Amphetamine Salts (Adderall)

General Prescribing Tips
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq)
Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
Levomilnacipran (Fetzima)
Mirtazapine (Remeron)
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Selegiline Transdermal (EMSAM)
Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR)
Vilazodone (Viibryd)
Vortioxetine (Trintellix)

General Prescribing Tips
Aripiprazole (Abilify)
Asenapine (Saphris)
Brexpiprazole (Rexulti)
Cariprazine (Vraylar)
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
Clozapine (Clozaril)
Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
Haloperidol (Haldol)
Iloperidone (Fanapt)
Loxapine (Loxitane)
Lurasidone (Latuda)
Molindone (Moban)
Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Paliperidone (Invega)
Perphenazine (Trilafon)
Pimavenserin (Nuplazid)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)
Risperidone (Risperdal)
Thioridazine (Mellaril)
Thiothixene (Navane)
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
Ziprasidone (Geodon)
Long-Acting Injectable (LAI) Antipsychotics

Anxiolytic Medications
General Prescribing Tips
Alprazolam (Xanax)
Buspirone (BuSpar)
Clonazepam (Klonopin)
Diazepam (Valium)
Lorazepam (Ativan)
Prazosin (Minipress)
Propranolol (Inderal)

Side Effect Management
General Management Tips
Side Effect Medication Fact Sheets
Amantadine (Gocovri, Symmetrel)
Benztropine (Cogentin)
Deutetrabenazine (Austedo)
Metformin (Glucophage)
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
Valbenazine (Ingrezza)

Side Effect Symptom Fact Sheets
Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension)
QT Interval Prolongation
Sexual Dysfunction
Sialorrhea (Hypersalivation)
Tardive Dyskinesia

About the Authors:

Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP, is an associate professor at Keck Graduate Institute, School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA and the deputy editor of The Carlat Psychiatry Report.

Daniel Carlat, MD, is the editor-in-chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University. He is also the author of Drug Metabolism in Psychiatry: A Clinical Guide and The Psychiatric Interview.

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