Community Pharmacy: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition

Community Pharmacy symptoms diagnosis and treatment 3By

  • Paul Rutter, BPharm MRPharmS PhD, Department of Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition of the best-selling title in community pharmacy continues to provide an essential reference for undergraduate and pre-registration pharmacy trainees.

New to this Edition

  • New sections on menstrual bleeding and weight loss.
  • Clearly structured by basic anatomy, history-taking and body system.
  • Fully illustrated throughout.
  • Boxes throughout: trigger points indicative of referral; hints and tips.
  • Tables throughout: differential diagnosis (key questions for each condition); evidence-based OTC medication; practical prescribing; product selection.
  • Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
  • Expanded case studies at the end of each chapter

Key Features

  • Covers all the most common conditions and gives evidence to back up over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations.
  • Puts the presenting symptoms into the primary-care context.
  • Suggests which questions to ask to narrow down the possible diagnoses.
  • Gives schematic summaries of how to arrive at a diagnosis.
  • Evidence-based boxes as a guide for OTC medication.
  • Practical prescribing summary tables.
  • Hints and tips boxes for product use.
  • Self-assessment sections.
  • Case studies at the end of chapters.
  • Colour images of important conditions.
  • Chapter on specific product requests.
  • Useful websites.


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