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The Green Pages
The Green Pages gives information about the medicines mentioned in this book. For general
information about medicines, and before giving a medicine, be sure to read the chapter called
“Use of Medicines in Women’s Health,” beginning on page 468. For specific information about
each medicine, look it up in these Green Pages. Medicines are listed by their generic (scientific)
names, the same names used in the chapters. The medicines are arranged in the order of the
For example, if you are looking up hydroxyzine, it comes after doxycycline but before
You can also find a medicine in the Green Pages by using:
• the problem index on page 486.This index lists the health problems discussed in this book
and medicines used to treat them.The index gives the page number where information
about the health problem can be found. Be sure to read about the problem before treating
it with medicine. Remember: good health does not depend only on medicines! The most
important ‘medicine’ for good health is good health information.
• the medicine index on page 487.This index lists the generic names of medicines and some
common brand (commercial) names. If there is a medicine you want to use, you can look it
up here to find the number of the page where you can learn more about that medicine.
Both the problem and medicine indexes are arranged in the order of the alphabet.
The information about each medicine appears in a box like this:
name is shown
in heavy letters:
names are shown
in slanted letters:
These pictures appear with the word CAUTION
when pregnant or breastfeeding women need to
take special care. If the medicine should not be
used by a woman who is pregnant or
breastfeeding, the picture is crossed out.
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