Condition oriented and organized by body system, this quick reference is an excellent tool for point-of-care patient counseling on OTC products, offering the most current facts on conditions patients may choose to self-treat and appropriate nonprescription pharmacotherapy.
Chapters include CNS, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, nutritional, ophthalmic, oral cavity, podiatric, respiratory, and women's health conditions. Coverage of each condition includes etiology, symptoms, treatment, and patient counseling. A Patient Interview section assists in determining whether nonprescription medication, nondrug therapy, or physician referral is appropriate. Patient Information boxes provide instructions on use of OTC products.