Nonprescription Drugs Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs
An Interactive Approach to Self-Care
Seventeenth edition
edited by Daniel L. Krinsky

Thoroughly updated and revised, the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care provides accessible information on nonprescription drug pharmacotherapy, nutritional supplements, medical foods, nondrug and preventive measures, and complementary and alternative therapies.

The 17th edition helps develop or improve problem-solving and critical-thinking skills needed to assess and triage a pharmacy patient’s medical complaints. It provides FDA-approved dosing information for nonprescription medications along with evidence-based research on the efficacy and safety of over-the-counter, herbal, and homeopathic medications.

Key Features:

  • 52 peer-reviewed chapters providing updated content on OTC medications and complementary therapies, Rx to OTC conversions, FDA revised or final rules, FDA safety and label warnings, therapeutic issues and controversies, treatment or prevention guidelines, OTC drug withdrawals from the market, updated product tables with examples of specific nonprescription products, and references
  • Disease-oriented chapters contain new and revised case studies, treatment algorithms that outline triage and treatment, comparisons of self-treatment options, patient education boxes, product selection guidelines, and dosage and administration guidelines
  • A new chapter, “Self-Care Components of Selected Chronic Diseases,” addresses the self-care needs of patients with asthma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, heart failure, dyslipidemia, and osteopenia/osteoporosis
  • Key Points section at end of each chapter summarizes critical information


Section 1: The Practitioner's Role in Self-Care

  1. Self-Care and Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy
  2. Patient Assessment and Consultation
  3. Multicultural Aspects of Self-Care
  4. Legal and Regulatory Issues in Self-Care Pharmacy Practice

Section 2: Pain and Fever Disorders

  1. Headache
  2. Fever
  3. Musculoskeletal Injuries and Disorders

Section 3: Reproductive and Genital Disorders

  1. Vaginal and Vulvovaginal Disorders
  2. Disorders Related to Menstruation
  3. Prevention of Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Section 4: Respiratory Disorders

  1. Disorders Related to Colds and Allergy
  2. Cough

Section 5: Gastrointestinal Disorders

  1. Heartburn and Dyspepsia
  2. Intestinal Gas
  3. Constipation
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Anorectal Disorders
  6. Pinworm Infection
  7. Nausea and Vomiting
  8. Poisoning
  9. Ostomy Care and Supplies

Section 6: Nutritiion and Nutritional Supplementation

  1. Essential and Conditionally Essential Nutrients
  2. Functional and Meal Replacement Foods
  3. Sports Nutrition and Performance-Enhancing Nutrients and Supplements
  4. Infant Nutrition and Special Nutritional Needs of Children
  5. Overweight and Obesity

Sectiion 7: Ophthalmic, Otic and Oral Disorders

  1. Ophthalmic Disorders
  2. Prevention of Contact Lens-Related Disorders
  3. Otic Disorders
  4. Prevention of Hygiene-Related Oral Disorders
  5. Oral Pain and Discomfort

Section 8: Dermatologic Disorders

  1. Atopic Dermatitis and Dry Skin
  2. Scaly Dermatoses
  3. Contact Dermatitis
  4. Diaper Dermatitis and Prickly Heat
  5. Insect Bites and Stings and Pediculosis
  6. Acne
  7. Prevention of Sun-Induced Skin Disorders
  8. Skin Hyperpigmentation and Photoaging
  9. Minor Burns, Sunburn, and Wounds
  10. Fungal Skin Infections
  11. Warts
  12. Minor Foot Disorders
  13. Hair Loss

Section 9: Other Medical Disorders

  1. Self-Care Components of Selected Chronic Disorders
  2. Insomnia, Drowsiness, and Fatigue
  3. Smoking Cessation
  4. Home Testing and Monitoring Devices
  5. Adult Urinary Incontinence and Supplies
  6. Introduction to Dietary Supplements
  7. Natural Products
  8. Common Complementary and Alternative Medicine Health Systems


  1. FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories for Selected Nonprescription Medications and Nutritional Supplements
  2. Safety Issues with the Use of Selected Natural Products in Pregnancy


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Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs
An Interactive Approach to Self-Care
Seventeenth edition
edited by Daniel L. Krinsky

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