This complete reference to medicines and drugs provides all you need to know about the top prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, including doses, side effects and interactions. Fully updated, BMA New Guide to Medicine & Drugs provides expert advice on commonly used drugs, from antibiotics to statins and anticancer drugs to painkillers. Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get all the vital information you need on more than 2,500 of today's prescription and over-the-counter drugs fast. Find advice on understanding and using medicines and learn how they work, what they treat, their risks, benefits, side effects, and how to use them safely and effectively. Plus, get detailed full-page profiles of 276 commonly used medicines and information about drugs new to the market.Now in its 9th edition, the BMA New Guide to Medicine & Drugs offers essential guidance for anyone taking medication or wanting to know more about the major drugs used in medical practice. It is perfect for the family bookshelf and for healthcare professionals.