Any professional involved in a patient's healthcare needs quick access to information on the various medicines prescribed or bought over the counter. This easy-to-navigate book ensures that you always have that information at your fingertips. It is a concise guide to the medicines available in the United Kingdom. This 2012-2013 edition includes entries on new medicines and registered herbal remedies, while existing entries have been updated in line with the latest changes. All entries are clearly arranged in alphabetical order within the following user-friendly structure: Part I lists the drugs under their approved names, giving therapeutic indications, chief unwanted effects and precautions, and a brief indication of their mechanism of action. Part II lists the drugs under their trade or brand names, with crossreferences to the appropriate approved names. Part III lists registered herbal medicines under their common names and trade names. This practical text is a valuable reference guide for students and practitioners of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and related healthcare professions.