Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs : An Interactive Approach to Self Care

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  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-03-19
  • Publisher: APhA Publications
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The gold-standard on self-care and non-prescription products! Using an evidence-based approach to establish the safety and effectiveness of self-care options for particular disorders. Thoroughly updated and revised with seven new chapters, this edition reflects recent FDA rulings and continues to emphasize communication and information-gathering skills. Features treatment algorithms, new assessment cases studies, and patient counseling information for each disorder.

Author Biography

Rosemary R. Berardi, PharmD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Edward M. DeSimone, II, MS, PhD, Creighton University, Omaha, NB
Gail D. Newton, PhD, RPh, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IA
Michael A. Oszko, PharmD, BCPS, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Nicholas G. Popovich, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Carol J. Rollins, MS, RD, PharmD, BCNSP, University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
Leslie A. Shimp, PharmD, MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Karen J. Tietze, PharmD, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Table of Contents

How to use the new case problem-solving model
The pharmacist's role in self-care
Self-care and nonprescription pharmacotherapyp. 3
Patient assessment and consultationp. 17
Multicultural aspects of self-carep. 37
Legal and regulatory issues in self-care pharmacy practicep. 57
Pain and fever disorders
Headache and muscle and joint painp. 73
Feverp. 111
Musculoskeletal injuries and disordersp. 131
Reproductive and genital disorders
Vaginal and vulvovaginal disordersp. 159
Disorders related to menstruationp. 181
Prevention of unintended pregnancyp. 205
Prevention of sexually transmitted infectionsp. 225
Respiratory disorders
Disorders related to cold and allergyp. 239
Coughp. 271
Asthmap. 287
Gastrointestinal disorders
Heartburn and dyspepsiap. 317
Intestinal gasp. 349
Constipationp. 367
Diarrheap. 405
Anorectal disordersp. 433
Pinworm infectionp. 457
Nausea and vomitingp. 469
Poisoningp. 493
Ostomy care and suppliesp. 509
Nutrition and nutritional supplementation
Essential and conditionally essential nutrientsp. 539
Meal replacement and performance-enhancing foodsp. 577
Infant nutrition and special nutritional needsp. 597
Overweight and obesityp. 631
Ophthalmic, otic, and oral disorders
Ophthalmic disordersp. 659
Prevention of contact lens-related disordersp. 691
Otic disordersp. 723
Prevention of hygiene-related oral disordersp. 739
Oral pain and discomfortp. 769
Dermatologic disorders
Atopic dermatitis and dry skinp. 811
Scaly dermatosesp. 831
Contact dermatitisp. 849
Diaper dermatitis and prickly heatp. 873
Insect bites and stings and pediculosisp. 889
Acnep. 913
Prevention of sun-induced skin disordersp. 929
Skin hyperpigmentation and photoagingp. 955
Minor burns and sunburnp. 969
Minor wounds and secondary bacterial skin infectionsp. 987
Fungal skin infectionsp. 1009
Wartsp. 1027
Minor foot disordersp. 1037
Hair lossp. 1061
Other medical disorders
Diabetes mellitusp. 1075
Insomniap. 1117
Drowsiness and fatiguep. 1133
Tobacco use and dependencep. 1149
Home medical equipment
Home testing and monitoring devicesp. 1179
Adult urinary incontinence suppliesp. 1213
Complementary and alternative medicine
Botanical medicinesp. 1231
Nonbotanical natural medicinesp. 1275
Homeopathic medicinesp. 1305
Pregnancy and lactation risk categories for selected nonprescription medications and nutritional supplementsp. 1337
Botanical medicines to avoid in pregnancy and lactationp. 1343
Indexp. 1347
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