Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs Quick Reference

Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs Quick Reference
2nd Ed.
2021 © American Pharmacists Association
Cortney M. Mospan, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP; Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD
ISBN-13: 978-1-58212-359-2
Primary Care


The Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs Quick Reference: A Practitioner's Guide 2nd Edition, provides a succinct summary of the most common self-care conditions for which community pharmacists provide treatment recommendations. It presents the most essential information that is needed in the OTC aisle to assess if patients are candidates for self-care. Appropriate treatment recommendations are also indicated based on the patient’s presentation, current medications, and chronic conditions.

As a practical tool to improve practitioner or student pharmacist assessment of patients seeking self-treatment strategies in the community pharmacy setting, the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs Quick Reference is a user-friendly and complementary supplement to the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. The chapters are presented in the QuEST SCHOLAR-MAC format, providing a standardized process to help student pharmacists and practitioners quickly assess and treat their patients in the community pharmacy.

Key Features:

  • • Indicates how to use QuEST SCHOLAR during patient assessment to make self-care decisions with a focus on the Pharmacists Patient Care Process
  • • Emphasizes specific nonprescription interventions
  • • Provides key drug information about nonprescription medicines by condition noting certain medications and disease states which may limit treatment options
  • • Contains only necessary and most-essential information for practice
  • • Highly readable and jargon-free for use in the OTC aisle

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