Cafer's Mood Stabilizers and Antiepileptics: Drug Interactions and Trade/generic Name Pairings of Medications for Bipolar and Seizure Disorders (Paperback)
Cafer's Psychopharmacology is an essential series for any prescriber of psychiatric medication. Filled with pictures, this book makes complex concepts easy to understand and provides tools for remembering more than you thought possible.
To help you match trade names with generic names of 39 medications, this book features mascots akin to the Xyzal "Wise Owl" and Myrbetriq Bladder characters. Each medication's mascot is incorporated into a visual-mnemonic framework designed for recollection of pharmacokinetic interactions.
For instance, CYP2C19 substrates are represented as flowers with CYP2C19 inhibitors as watering cans to make the flowers grow. CYP1A2 substrates are trees to be chopped down by axes (CYP1A2 inducers). Lithium is a battery and anything that interferes with its renal excretion is depicted as a battery charger.
In addition to lithium, this book includes all of the major antiepileptic drugs (encompassing all of the mood stabilizers other than lithium) and all available benzodiazepines (about half of which are FDA approved for treatment of seizure disorders).