Non-Prescription Medicines 4th Ed

Non-Prescription Medicines 4th EdBook Reviews: The first reclassification of a medicine from Prescription-only (POM) to Pharmacy sale (P) status was in 1983. Since then there has been a steady stream of POM-to-P transfers, and more than 80 medicines are now available over the counter (OTC) that previously could be obtained only by a visit to a doctor. The government has reaffirmed its commitment to making medicines more accessible to the public and has pledged to continue and increase the rate of POM-to-P reclassifications and, where appropriate, to further deregulate medicines to General Sale List (GSL) status to make them even more widely available.

Pharmacists have traditionally had a major role in the management of minor illness, which POM-to-P has increased. This role will increase further as more medicines for preventing and treating more serious conditions are made available without prescription.

The usefulness of non-prescription medicines and the important role they play in self-care have tended to be underestimated, and the information available about them, including in the main reference sources for medical professionals, is sparse. This book is the only publication in the UK that deals with non-prescription medicines comprehensively and in depth. Its aim is to help pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to make well-informed recommendations and to give their patients sound advice on non-prescription medicines.

Information is provided on the following aspects of products:

  • Compounds or constituents
  • Mode of action
  • Indications
  • Evidence of efficacy
  • Side-effects
  • Cautions and contraindications
  • Interactions
  • Dosage
  • Presentations and formulations
  • Products available and manufacturers (either all products in a category or, for categories where there are a large number of products, a representative selection)
  • Each section concludes with a summary of key points and suggestions for the most appropriate products to recommend.

Bibliographical Data of Non-Prescription Medicines 4th Ed

Reference Type: Book
Record Number: XX
Author: Alan Nathan
Year: 2010
Place Published: London, UK
Publisher: Pharmaceutical Pr
Number of Pages: 320
Edition: 4
ISBN -10: 0853698864
ISBN-13: 978-0853698869
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