Thoroughly revised and updated, The Practitioner's Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs, 2nd Edition contains information from the American Pharmacists Association's comprehensive Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 17th Edition . The information has been edited and formatted to include only the content that practitioners are most likely to need during self-care consultations with patients. The book contains 25 chapters addressing common self-treatable conditions. Each chapter begins with a self-care algorithm that presents treatment and follow-up recommendations, as well as exclusions for self-treatment. The Practitioner's Quick Reference to Nonprescription Drugs, 2nd Edition is intended as a quick reference resource for busy practitioners. Practitioners are encouraged to consult the Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care, 17th Edition for more complete information about the conditions covered in this book. This book includes: 25 common self-treatable conditions; self-care algorithms that provide treatment and follow-up recommendations along with exclusions for self-treatment; cautions and contraindications and drug interaction for each condition; and, appendices covering administration guidelines, pregnancy risk categories, and recommended intakes for vitamins and minerals.