Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology

Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology


Edited by Sarah H. Wakelin, Edited by Howard I. Maibach, Edited by Clive B. Archer

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  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 197mm x 16mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 25 June 2015
  • Publication City/Country: Oakville
  • ISBN 10: 1482222841
  • ISBN 13: 9781482222845
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 11 black & white illustrations, 26 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 675,372

Product description

The Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology helps prescribers and patients make rational decisions about drug treatment while considering known risks and potential unwanted effects. Written for dermatologists, family practitioners, pharmacists, and specialist nurses, this completely revised and updated second edition of a bestseller provides an accessible and concise aid to prescribing and monitoring systemic dermatologic therapy. For each drug or drug class, the book lists its classification, mode of action, formulations, dosages, suggested regimens, contraindications, important drug interactions, adverse effects, patient information, and more. This second edition includes new drugs as well as information on new guidelines for prescribing and monitoring established drugs.

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Author information

Edited by Sarah H. Wakelin, BSc, MB, BS, FRCP, consultant dermatologist, St. Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare Trust, and honorary senior lecturer, Imperial College London, UK Howard I. Maibach, MD, professor, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, USA Clive B. Archer, BSc, MB, BS, MSc Med Ed, MD, PhD (Lond), FRCP (Edin, Glasg, Lond), consultant dermatologist, St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals, and visiting senior lecturer in pharmacology, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London, UK

Table of contents

Acitretin Acne Antibiotics Alitretinoin Androgens Antiandrogens Antibiotics Commonly Used for Skin Infections Antifungals Antihistamines Antimalarials Antivirals for Herpes Viruses Azathioprine Azole antihelminths Ciclosporin Clofazimine Colchicine Corticosteroids Cyclophosphamide Dapsone Fumaric Acid Esters Hydroxycarbamide Interferons Intravenous Immunoglobulin Isotretinoin Ivermectin Methotrexate Mycophenolate Mofetil Potassium Iodide Propranolol Psoralens Rituximab Sulfapyridine & Sulfamethoxypyridazine Thalidomide Tumour Necrosis Factor Antagonists Ustekinumab Vismodegib Systemic Therapy in Children Systemic Therapy & Liver Disease Systemic Therapy & Kidney Disease Further Reading Appendix 1 Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression (PHQ-9) Appendix 2 Reading Chart for Use With Antimalarials Appendix 3 Example of Consent Form to Opt Out of the Mandatory Pregnancy Prevention Programme Appendix 4 Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) Appendix 5 Consent to PUVA Therapy