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Handbook of nonprescription drugs : an interactive approach to self-care
Berardi, Rosemary, 1959-
Thirteenth edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : American Pharmaceutical Association, [2002]

Physical Description:
xviii, 1190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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RM671.A1 H35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This reference aims to cover all the options available to the self-treating patient. It takes an interactive approach to teaching students how to assess a disorder and recommend self-care options based on clinical studies of safety and effectiveness, and on patient factors and preferences. This 13th edition also provides practitioners with access to OTC drug information, assessment techniques, treatment algorithms, and patient counselling information. There are 48 chapters by 61 academics and practitioners from multiple health-care fields. The index lists major topics of each disorder, as well as generic and trade names of non-prescription products and dietary supplements.

Table of Contents

Section I The Pharmacist's Role in Self-Care
Chapter 1 Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy
Chapter 2 Patient Assessment and Consultation
Section II Pain and Fever Disorders
Chapter 3 Headache and Muscle and Joint Pain
Chapter 4 Fever
Chapter 5 Musculoskeletal Injuries and Disorders
Section III Reproductive and Genital Disorders
Chapter 6 Vaginal and Vulvovaginal Disorders
Chapter 7 Disorders Related to Menstruation
Chapter 8 Prevention of Unintended Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Section IV Respiratory Disorders
Chapter 9 Disorders Related to Cold and Allergy
Chapter 10 Asthma
Section V Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chapter 11 Acid-Peptic Disorders and Intestinal Gas
Chapter 12 Constipation
Chapter 13 Diarrhea
Chapter 14 Anorectal Disorders
Chapter 15 Pinworm Infection
Chapter 16 Nausea and Vomiting
Chapter 17 Poisoning
Chapter 18 Ostomy Care and Supplies
Section VI Disorders Related to Nutrition
Chapter 19 Prevention of Nutritional Deficiencies
Chapter 20 Infant Nutrition and Special Nutritional Needs
Chapter 21 Overweight and Obesity
Section VII Ophthalmic, Otic, and Oral Disorders
Chapter 22 Ophthalmic Disorders
Chapter 23 Prevention of Contact Lens Related Disorders
Chapter 24 Otic Disorders
Chapter 25 Prevention of Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders
Chapter 26 Oral Pain and Discomfort
Section VIII Dermatologic Disorders
Chapter 27 Atopic Dermatitis and Dry Skin
Chapter 28 Scaly Dermatoses
Chapter 29 Contact Dermatitis and Poison Ivy/Oak/Sumac Dermatitis
Chapter 30 Diaper Dermatitis and Prickly Heat
Chapter 31 Insect Bites and stings and Pediculosis
Chapter 32 Acne
Chapter 33 Prevention of Sun-Induced Skin Disorders
Chapter 34 Skin Hyperpigmentation and Photoaging
Chapter 35 Minor Burns and Sunburn
Chapter 36 Minor Wounds and Secondary Bacterial Skin Infections
Chapter 37 Fungal Skin Infections
Chapter 38 Warts
Chapter 39 Minor Foot Disorders
Chapter 40 Hair Loss
Section IX Other Medical Disorders
Chapter 41 Diabetes Mellitus
Chapter 42 Insomnia
Chapter 43 Drowsiness
Chapter 44 Nicotine Addiction
Section X Home Medical Equipment
Chapter 45 Home Testing and Monitoring Devices
Chapter 46 Adult Urinary Incontinence Supplies
Section XI Complementary Therapies
Chapter 47 Herbal Remedies
Chapter 48 Homeopathic Remedies
Appendix I FDA Pregnancy Risk categories for Selected Nonprescription Medications and Nutritional Supplements
Appendix II Suggested Treatment Approaches for Case Studies