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Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Can Affect Eating and Swallowing

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Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Can Affect Eating and Swallowing

  • Publisher: Pro-Ed Inc
  • Grade Level: All
  • Item #: 10563

Price: $71.00   SRP: $71.00


This pocket-sized reference is for clinicians who manage patients
with dysphagia. Speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists,
physicians, clinical dieticians, nurses, and pharmacists will find this
book to be a helpful, handy resource. Drugs and Dysphagia is carefully organized, allowing quick access to precise information. The text comprises three parts:

  • Part 1 overviews
    the nervous system and the swallow process. An overview of the effects
    of medications on swallowing is provided in Chapter 3.
  • Part 2 addresses
    medications that affect the central nervous system. Medications
    associated with oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal dysphagia; causes of
    dysphagia; and drug-induced dysphagia are discussed.
  • Part 3
    deals with important medications that can cause dysfunction of the
    gastrointestinal system and those that are used to treat
    gastrointestinal dysfunction.

Tables are included
throughout for this quick and easy-to-use reference. These tables are
organized into medication groups based on their use. Specific
medications from each group are listed by both generic and brand name.
The tables include the recommended doses of these medications; and the
commonly encountered side effects associated with them, which may
contribute to dysphagia.

Reviewer Comments:

which medication affects which physiologic functions (and subsequently,
how medications may affect test results), is something we dont cover
very well in our academic programs, but it is part of the mystery that
the medical Speech Language Pathologist tries to unravel in each case. I
suggest a reference, nicely written by a Speech Language Pathologist
and Pharmacologist, that deals with medications and dysphagia. I use
this text in our Medical Speech Language Pathology course and hospital
practicum with my graduate students. It will also be recommended for
the Externships in our Clinical Doctorate in Medical SLP program. It is
concise enough to have in your pocket and complete enough to be very

Jim Coyle, University of Pittsburgh CCC-SLP

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333 pages 2006 softcover