Completely revised to reflect current progress in pharmacy education and practice, the sixth edition of this best-selling review guide is indispensable for all pharmacy students, from the first year of professional courses to preparation for the NAPLEX[registered] examination. Chapters by over 55 specialists provide comprehensive outlines and practice questions for all topics covered in the pharmacy curriculum, including chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmacy practice, and drug therapy. This edition is reorganized to reflect current changes in the pharmacy curriculum. Brand-new chapters cover medication errors and bowel disorders. The revised chapter on drug-drug and drug-nutrient interactions reflects the greater use of nutraceuticals.
Table of Contents
Taking a Test / Introduction to the NAPLEX(r) / NAPLEX(r) Blueprint PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES: Drug Product Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry / Pharmaceutical Calculations and Statistics / Pharmaceutical Principles and Drug Dosage Forms / Biopharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems / Extemporaneous Prescription Compounding / Basic Pharmacokinetics / Bioavailability and Bioequivalence / Functional Group Chemistry and Biochemistry / Microbiology / Immunology / Biotechnology Drug Products / Principles of Pharmacodynamics and Medicinal Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology: Drugs Affecting the Nervous System / Autocoids and Their Antagonists, Non-Narcotic Analgesic-Antipyretics, and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs / Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology: Cardiovascular and Diuretic Drugs / Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology: Endocrinology and Related Drugs / Drug Metabolism, Prodrugs, and Pharmacogenetics / Drug-Drug and Drug-Nutrient Interactions / Nuclear Pharmacy PHARMACY PRACTICE: Pharmaceutical Care and Disease State Management / Drug Information Resources / Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting / Medication Errors / Clinical Toxicology / Federal Pharmacy Law / Reviewing and Dispensing Prescription and Medication Orders / Sterile Products / Parapharmaceuticals, Home Diagnostics, and Medical Devices / OTC Otic, Dental, and Ophthalmic Agents / OTC Dermatologic Agents / OTC Weight Control, Sleep Aids, and Smoking-Cessation Aids / OTC Agents for Fever, Pain, Cough, Cold, and Allergic Rhinitis / OTC Agents for Constipation, Diarrhea, Hemorrhoids, and Heartburn / OTC Menstrual, Vaginal, and Contraceptive Agents / Herbal Medicines and Nutritional Supplements / Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring / Drug Use in Special Patient Populations: Pediatric, Pregnant, and Geriatric / Clinical Laboratory Tests / Coronary Artery Disease / Cardiac Arrhythmias / Hypertension / Heart Failure / Thromboembolic Disease / Infectious Diseases / Seizure Disorders / Parkinson's Disease / Schizophrenia / Mood Disorders / Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease / Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis / Hyperuricemia and Gout / Peptic Ulcer Disease / Bowel Disorders / Diabetes Mellitus / Thyroid Disease / Renal Failure / Cancer Chemotherapy / Pain Management / Nutrition and the Hospitalized Patient / Immunosuppressive Agents in Organ Transplantation / Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomics APPENDICES: Prescription Dispensing Information and Metrology / Common Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Products / Reference Charts for Patient Counseling / National and State Boards of Pharmacy Contact Information / Budgeting for Drug Information Resources