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Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 18th Edition.


Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 18th Edition

Edited by Daniel L. Krinsky, Stefanie P. Ferreri, Gail D. Newton, Brian Hemstreet, Carol J. Rollins, Anne L. Hume, and Karen J. Tietze

American Pharmacists Assn.


1041 pages




This handbook contains 52 chapters on nonprescription drugs, nutritional supplements, medical foods, nondrug and preventive measures, and complementary therapies for specific disorders, with information on indications, dosages, interactions, medical disorders or symptoms amenable to self-treatment, prescription-to-nonprescription reclassifications, drug withdrawals from the market, treatment algorithms, controversies, self-care treatment or prevention guidelines, product tables with examples, and new medications and dietary supplements, as well as the characteristics of specific disorders and self-care options, patient education, and the evaluation of patient outcomes. This edition includes information on how to assess and triage a patient's health complaint and FDA-approved dosing information for nonprescription medications, as well as evidence-based research on efficacy and safety considerations. It also has a rewritten chapter on patient assessment and consultation, updated universal objectives, pregnancy risk categories, references for exclusions for self-treatment, new case studies, vaccine information, and other new and updated information, in addition to an online version of the book. Contributors are pharmacy specialists from the US. American Pharmacists Assn. books are distributed by McGraw-Hill. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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