Pharmacotherapy Handbook, 8th Edition

Pharmacology handbook 8By

  • Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, BCPP, Dean and Professor, Executive Director, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
  • Joseph T. DiPiro, PharmD, FCCP, Professor and Executive Dean, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, and University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Terry L. Schwinghamamer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA, BCPS, Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Cecily V. DiPiro, PharmD, Consultant Pharmacist, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Essential drug data in a concise, carry-anywhere reference

Pharmacotherapy Handbook, 8e provides practitioners and students with the critical information necessary to support drug therapy decision making for more than 140 diseases and disorders. Featuring a convenient alphabetized presentation, this handy guide utilizes tables, texts, figures, and treatment algorithms to make the information readily accessible and easily understood.

The consistent chapter organization includes:

  • Disease state definition
  • Review of relevant pathophysiology
  • Clinical presentation
  • Diagnosis
  • Desired outcome
  • Treatment
  • Monitoring

The Treatment section usually includes nonpharmacologic therapy, drug selection guidelines, dosing recommendations, adverse effects, pharmacokinetic considerations, and important drug interactions.


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