The most comprehensive and current review available on the wide spectrum of pharmaceuticals used in gynecology and reproductive medicine, this manual provides all-encompassing chapters on specific drugs used in the management of gynecologic oncology and infection, pregnancy, menstrual dysfunction, menopause, and infertility-listing the licensed and commercial names of drugs alongside their mechanisms of action, utilization, benefits, side-effects, and limitations. Setting a gold-standard in the field, this guide is divided into nine top-specific segments for quick-access to material and will be repeatedly referenced by any practitioner caring for the female patient.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: MENSTRUAL DYSFUNCTION. Menstrual Dysfunction. Drug Treatment of Syndromes Exacerbated or Triggered by the Menstrual Cycle. Drugs for Breakthrough Bleeding Due to Hormonal Therapies. Drugs for Dysmenorrhoea. Drugs for Spontaneous Irregular or Infrequent Menstrual Bleeding. Drugs for the Management of Premenstrual Syndrome and Related Syndromes. DRUGS FOR MENOPAUSE AND BEYOND. Estrogen/Progestogen. Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Androgen Therapy for Women. Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators. Bisphosphonates. Nutritionally Essential Minerals in Bone Health. DRUGS IN REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE. Oral Agents For Ovulation Induction. Use of Gonadotropin Preparations and GNRH Analogues in Assisted Reproductive Technologies. DRUGS FOR TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY. Mifepristone. Pharmacology of Prostaglandins. Drugs Used in First Trimester Termination of Pregnancy. Drugs for Second Trimester Termination of Pregnancy. DRUGS IN GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER. Chemotherapy in Gynaecological Oncology. Drug Treatment for Sequelae After Gynecologic Cancer Treatment. Common Drugs Used in Palliative Phase in Advanced Gynaecological Malignancy. DRUGS IN GYNAECOLOGICAL UROLOGY. Urogynaecology. DRUGS IN GENITO-URINARY MEDICINE. Bacterial Genital and Pelvic Infections. Viral STIs. Drugs in HIV Infection.