Title The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019
Author Mari J. Wirfs
ISBN 9780826151032
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 740
Book size 127 x 178 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
Published in India by Springer Publishing Company
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A quick-access guide to current drug recommendations with regular digital updates!

Written for APRN students and practitioners who prescribe drugs for acute, episodic, and chronic health problems, this unique reference comes with an ebook and regular digital updates. It provides state-of-the-art guidance about appropriate pharmacotherapy options and treatment regimens for over 500 diagnoses in a concise, easy-to-use format. Comments deliver such useful information as laboratory values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information.

To facilitate access to vital information, the guide presents clinical diagnoses alphabetically. Within each diagnosis, appropriate drug choices are listed by generic name, with FDA pregnancy category, generic or over-the-counter availability, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, and information regarding additives. Thirty appendices provide quick access to key drug classifications, FDA Pregnancy Categories, U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances, Immunization Schedules, and much more. An alphabetical cross-referenced index of drugs by generic and brand names, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names and safety during pregnancy.


  • Presents information in concise format for speedy drug information retrieval
  • Organized alphabetically by over 500 diagnoses
  • Lists drug choices by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability of generic and trade forms, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and additives
  • Highlights clinically important information (lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information)
  • Includes 30 appendix tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, and more
  • Provides generic/trade name cross reference
  • Includes free ebook and frequent updates


Reviewers • Abbreviations • Preface • Acknowledgments • Quick Check Prescribing Reminders • Share The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy, 2019


3-Day Fever (Roseola Infantum) • Acetaminophen Overdose • Acne Rosacea • Acne Vulgaris • Acromegaly • Actinic Keratosis • Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB) • Alcohol Dependence • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome • Allergic Reaction: General • Allergic Rhinitis • Allergic Sinusitis • Allergies: Multi-Food • Alzheimer’s Disease • Amebiasis • Amebic Dysentery (see Amebiasis) • Amebic Liver Abscess • Amenorrhea: Secondary • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig Disease) • Anaphylaxis • Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) • Anemia of Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) • Anemia: Folic Acid Deficiency • Anemia: Iron Deficiency • Anemia: Megaloblastic/Pernicious • Anemia: Pernicious • Angina Pectoris: Stable • Angioedema, Hereditary (HAE) • Ankylosing Spondylitis • Anorexia/Cachexia • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) • Anxiety Disorder: Generalized (GAD) • Anxiety Disorder: Social (SAD) • Aphasia, Expressive, Stroke-induced • Aphthous Stomatitis (Mouth Ulcer, Canker Sore) • Arterial Insufficiency • Arthritis: Gouty • Ascariasis • Aspergillosis (Scedosporium apiospermum, Fusarium spp.) • Asthma • Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS) • Asthma: Severe Eosinophilia • Athlete’s Foot • Atonic Bladder • Atrophic Vaginitis • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV, Gardnerella Vaginalis) • Baldness: Male Pattern • Bartonella Infection (Cat Scratch Fever) • Basal Cell Carcinoma: Superficial (see Actinic Keratosis) • Bell’s Palsy • Benign Essential Tremor • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) • Bile Acid Deficiency • Binge Eating Disorder • Bipolar Disorders • Bite: Cat • Bite: Dog • Bite: Human • Blepharitis • Blepharoconjunctivitis: Bacterial • Bloating (see Flatulence) • Boil (see Skin Infection: Bacterial) • Bordetella (Pertussis) • Breast Abscess (see Mastitis) • Breast Cancer: Prophylaxis • Bronchiolitis • Bronchitis: Acute (AECB, Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis) • Bronchitis: Chronic (COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) • Bulimia Nervosa • Burn: Minor • Bursitis • Cachexia • Calcium Deficiency • Callused Skin • Candidiasis: Abdomen, Bladder, Esophagus, Kidney • Candidiasis: Oral (Thrush) • Candidiasis: Skin • Candidiasis: Vulvovaginal (Moniliasis) • Canker Sore (see Aphthous Stomatitis) • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) • Carbuncle (see Skin Infection: Bacterial) • Carcinoid Syndrome Diarrhea • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) • Cat Bite • Cat Scratch Fever (Bartonella Infection) • Cellulitis • Cerumen Impaction • Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis) • Chalazion: Inflamed Meibomian Cyst, (see Stye) • Chancroid • Chemotherapy-Related Nausea/Vomiting • Chest Wall Syndrome (Costochondritis) • Chickenpox (Varicella) • Chikungunya Virus • Chikungunya-Related Arthritis • Chlamydia trachomatis • Cholangitis, Primary Biliary (PBC) • Cholelithiasis • Cholera (Vibrio cholerae) • Chloasma/Melasma • Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) • Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI) • Clostridium difficileClostridium tetani (Tetanus) • Cluster Headache • Cold Sore • Colic: Infantile • Colitis • Colon Cleanse • Colonoscopy Prep • Common Cold (URI, Viral Upper Respiratory Infection) • Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) • Condyloma Acuminata (Venereal Wart) • Conjunctivitis: Allergic • Conjunctivitis/Blepharoconjunctivitis: Bacterial • Conjunctivitis: Chlamydial • Conjunctivitis: Fungal • Conjunctivitis: Gonococcal • Conjunctivitis: Viral • Constipation: Occasional, intermittent • Constipation: Chronic Idiopathic (CIC) • Constipation: Opioid-induced (OIC) • COPD (see Bronchitis: Chronic or Emphysema) • Corneal Edema • Corneal Ulceration • Costochondritis (Chest Wall Syndrome) • Coxsackievirus (Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease) • Cramps: Abdominal, Intestinal • Crohn’s Disease • Cradle Cap (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic) • Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium parvum) • Cryptosporidium parvum (Cryptosporidiosis) • Cyclospora cavetanensis (Cyclosporiasis) • Cutaneous Larvae Migrans (Hookworm) • Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora cavetanensis) • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) • Cystitis (UTI, Urinary Tract Infection) • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis • Dandruff (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic) • Decubitus Ulcer • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis • Dehydration • Delirium: End-of-Life • Delerium Tremens • Dementia • Dengue Fever • Dental Abscess • Dental Procedure Prophylaxis (see Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis) • Denture Irritation • Depression, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) • Dermatitis: Atopic (Eczema) • Dermatitis: Contact • Dermatitis: Diaper (see Diaper Rash) • Dermatitis: Genus Rhus (Poison Oak, Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac) • Dermatitis: Seborrheic • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) • Diabetic Retinopathy • Diaper Rash • Diarrhea: Acute • Diarrhea: Carcinoid Syndrome • Diarrhea: Chronic • Diarrhea: Traveler’s • Digitalis Toxicity • Diphtheria • Distributive Shock • Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis • Dog Bite • Donovanosis (Granuloma Inguinale) • Dry Eye Syndrome • Dry Mouth Syndrome • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) • Dysentery (see Amebiasis) • Dyshidrosis • Dyshydrotic Eczema (Dyshidrosis, Pompholyx) • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB) • Dyslipidemia (Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Mixed Dyslipidemia) • Dysmenorrhea: Primary • Dyspareunia: Postmenopausal Painful Intercourse Dyspepsia • Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa • Eating Disorder, Binge • Eating Disorder: Bulemia • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) • Edema • Emphysema • Encopresis • End-of-Life Delirium • Endometriosis • Enteritis • Enterobius vermicularis (see Pinworm Infection) • Enuresis: Primary, Nocturnal • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Formerly Churg-Strauss Syndrome) • Epicondylitis • Epididymitis • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV, Mononucleosis) • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) • Erosive Esophagitis • Erysipelas • Erythema Chronicum Migrans (Lyme Disease) • Erythema Infectiosum • Esophagitis, Erosive • Eyelashes, Thin/Sparse (Hypotrichosis) • Exanthem Subitum (Roseola Infantum, Sixth Disease) • Exocrine Pancreas Insufficiency (EPI) Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency • Eye Pain • Facial Hair, Excessive/Unwanted • Fecal Odor • Fever • Fever Blister • Fibrocystic Breast Disease • Fibromyalgia • Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosum) • Flatulence • Flu • Fluoridation, Water, <0.6 ppm • Folic Acid Deficiency • Folliculitis • Folliculitis Barbae • Foreign Body: Esophagus • Foreign Body: Eye • Furuncle • Fusarium spp. • Gardnerella Vaginalis (Bacterial Vaginosis) • Gastritis • Gastritis-related Nausea/Vomiting • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) • Genital Herpes (Herpes Genitalis, HSV Type II) • Genital Warts • German Measles (Rubella) • Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA, Temporal Arteritis) • Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia) • Gingivitis/Periodontitis • Glaucoma: Open Angle • Golfer’s Elbow (see Epicondylitis) • Gonococcal Pharyngitis • Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) • Gout • Gouty Arthritis • Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis) • Growth Failure • Hair Loss (see Baldness: Male Pattern) • Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (Coxsackievirus) • Headache: Cluster • Headache: Migraine • Headache: Tension (Muscle Contraction Headache) • Headache: Vascular • Heartburn (see GER/GERD) • Heart Failure (HF) • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Infection • Hemophilia A (Congenital Factor VIII Deficiency) With Factor VIII Inhibitors • Hemorrhoids • Hepatitis A (HAV) • Hepatitis B (HBV) • Hepatitis C (HCV) • Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) • Herpangina • Herpes Facialis (HSV Type I) • Herpes Genitalis (HSV Type II) • Herpes Labialis (HSV Type I) • Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (HSV I, Herpes Facialis/Labialis) • Herpes Simplex Virus Type II (HSV II, Genital Herpes) • Herpes Zoster (Shingles) • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) • Hiccups: Intractable • Hidradenitis Suppurativa • Hives (Urticaria) • Hookworm (Uncinariasis, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans) • Hordeolum (see Stye) • Human Bite • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (oPEP) • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) • Human Papillomavirus (HPV, Venereal Wart) • Huntington Disease-associated Chorea • Hypercholesterolemia • Hyperemesis Gravidarum • Hyperhidrosis (Perspiration, Excessive) • Hyperhomocysteinemia • Hyperkalemia • Hyperlipidemia • Hyperparathyroidism • Hyperphosphatemia • Hyperpigmentation • Hyperprolactinemia • Hypertension: Primary, Essential • Hyperthyroidism • Hypertriglyceridemia • Hyperuricemia • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD, Low Libido) • Hypocalcemia • Hypogonadism • Hypokalemia • Hypomagnesemia • Hypoparathyroidism • Hypophosphatasia (Osteomalacia, Rickets) • Hypopnea Syndrome (see Sleep Apnea: Obstructive) • Hypotension: Neurogenic, Orthostatic • Hypotestosteronemia • Hypothyroidism • Hypotrichosis (Thin/Sparse Eyelashes) • Idiopathic Peripheral Neuritis • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) • Impetigo Contagiosa (Indian Fire) • Impotence (ED, Erectile Dysfunction) • Incontinence: Fecal • Incontinence: Urinary, Overactive Bladder • Incontinence: Urinary Overflow, Atonic Bladder • Incontinence: Urinary Stress • Incontinence: Urinary Urge • Indian Fire (Impetigo Contagiosa) • Infectious Mononucleosis • Influenza (Flu) • Insect Bite/Sting • Insomnia • Intermittent Claudication (PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease) • Interstitial Cystitis • Intertrigo • Iritis: Acute • Iron Deficiency Anemia • Iron Overload • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation (IBS-C) • Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea (IBS-D) • Japanese Encephalitis Virus • Jock Itch • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) • Keratitis/Keratoconjunctivitis: Herpes Simplex • Keratitis/Keratoconjunctivitis: Vernal • Kidney Stones • Labyrinthitis • Lactose Intolerance • Larva Migrans: Cutaneous • Larva Migrans: Visceral • Lead Encephalopathy • Lead Poisoning • Lead Toxicity • Leg Cramps: Nocturnal, Recumbency • Leishmaniasis: Cutaneous • Leishmaniasis: Mucosal • Leishmaniasis: Visceral • Lentigines: Benign, Senile • Lice (see Pediculosis) • Listeria monocytogenes, (Listeriosis) • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) • Liver Flukes • Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) • Low Back Strain • Low Libido (see HSDD, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder) • Lyme Disease (Erythema Chronicum Migrans) • Lymphadenitis • Lymphogranuloma Venereum • Magnesium Deficiency • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) • Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax) • Mastitis (Breast Abscess) • Measles (Rubeola) • Megaloblastic Anemia (Vitamin B12 Deficiency) • Melanasia (Hyperpigmentation) • Melasma/Chloasma • Meniere’s Disease • Meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis) • Menopause • Menometrorrhagia (Irregular Heavy Menstrual Bleeding) • Menorrhagia (Heavy Cyclical Menstrual Bleeding) • Methamphetamine-induced Psychosis • Migraine Headache • Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) • Moniliasis (Vulvovaginal Candidiasis) • Mononucleosis (Mono) • Motion Sickness • Mouth Ulcer (Aphthous Stomatitis) • Multi-food Allergies • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) • Mumps (Infectious Parotitis) • Muscle Contraction Headache (Tension Headache) • Muscle Strain • Mycobacterium tuberculosis • Mycoplasma Pneumonia • Narcolepsy • Narcotic Dependence (see Opioid Dependence) • Nausea/Vomiting: Chemotherapy-Related • Nausea/Vomiting: Opioid-Induced • Nausea/Vomiting: Post-Anesthesia • Nausea/Vomiting of Pregnancy • Neisseria meningitidis • Nerve Agent Poisoning • Neurogenic, Hypotension • Neuropathic Pain: Generalized • Neuropathic Pain: Peripheral • Nicotine Withdrawal Syndrome • Nocturnal Enuresis (Primary Enuresis) • Non-24 Sleep-Wake Disorder • nPrEP (Non-Occupational HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) • Obesity • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Odor: Fecal • Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail) • Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Chlamydial • Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Gonococcal • Opioid Dependence • Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) • Opioid-induced Nausea/Vomiting • Opioid Overdose • Opioid Use Disorder • Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome • Organ Transplant Rejection Prophylaxis (OTRP) • Orthostatic Hypotension • Osgood-Schlatter Disease • Osteoarthritis • Osteomalacia (Hypophosphatasia, Rickets) • Osteoporosis • Osteoporosis Prophylaxis (see Osteoporosis) • Otitis Externa • Otitis Media: Acute • Otitis Media: Serous • Overactive Bladder • Overdose: Opioid • Overflow Urinary Incontinence • Paget’s Disease: Bone • Pain • Painful Intercourse (Postmenopausal Dyspareunia) • Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency • Pancreatic Enzyme Insufficiency • Panic Disorder • Parathyroid Hormone Deficiency • Parkinson’s Disease • Paronychia (Periungual Abscess) • Parotitis: Infectious (Mumps) • Pediculosis: Pediculosis Humanus Capitis (Head Lice) • Pediculosis: Phthirus (Pubic Lice) • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) • Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) • Periodontitis (Gingivitis) • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) • Peripheral Neuritis: Idiopathic • Peripheral Neuritis: Diabetic • Peripheral Neuropathic Pain • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) • Periungal Abscess (Paronychia) • Perleche (Angular Stomatitis) • Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B12 Deficiency) • Perspiration: Excessive (Hyperhidrosis) • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) • Pharyngitis: Gonococcal • Pharyngitis: Streptococcal (Strep Throat) • Pheochromocytoma • Phthirus (Pubic Lice) • Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis) • Pityriasis Alba • Pityriasis Rosea • Plague (Yersinia pestis) • Plantar Wart (Verruca plantaris) • Plaque Psoriasis • Pneumococcal Pneumonia • Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia • Pneumonia: Chlamydial • Pneumonia: Community Acquired (CAP) • Pneumonia: Community Acquired Bacterial (CABP) • Pneumonia: Legionella • Pneumonia: Mycoplasma • Pneumonia: Pneumococcal • Pneumonia: Pneumocystis jirovecii • Poliomyelitis • Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (PJIA) • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS, Stein-Leventhal Disease) • Polymyalgia Rheumatica • Polyps: Nasal • Pomphylox (Dyshidrosis, Dyshidrotic Eczema) • Post-Anesthesia Nausea/Vomiting • Postherpetic Neuralgia • Postmenopausal Dyspareunia • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Potassium Deficiency • Potassium Excess • Precocious Puberty, Central (CPP) • Pregnancy • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) • PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) • Pressure Sore (Decubitus Ulcer) • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) • Primary Immunodeficiency in Adults • Proctitis: Acute • Proctocolitis, Enteritis • Prostatitis: Acute • Prostatitis: Chronic • Pruritus • Pruritus Ani (see Pruritis, see Hemorrhoids) • Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) Disorder • Pseudogout • Pseudomembranous Colitis • Psittacosis • Psoriasis • Psoriatic Arthritis • Puberty: Central Precocious (CPP) • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) • Pulmonary Fibrosis: Idiopathic (IPF) • Pyelonephritis: Acute • Pyrexia (Fever) • Rabies • Red Measles (Rubeola, 3-Day Measles) • Renal Calculi • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) • Retinitis: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) • Rhinitis/Sinusitis: Allergic • Rhinitis Medicamentosa • Rhinitis: Vasomotor • Rhinosinusitis: Acute Bacterial (ABRS) • Rickets (Hypophosphatasia, Osteomalacia) • Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) • Ringworm • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsii) • Rosacea (Acne Rosacea) • Roseola Infantum (Exanthem Subitum, Sixth Disease) • Rotavirus Gastroenteritis • Roundworm (Ascariasis) • Rubella (German Measles) • Rubeola (Red Measles) • Salmonella typhi (Typhoid Fever) • Salmonellosis • Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies) • Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei) • Scarlatina (Scarlet Fever) • Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina) • Scedosporium apiospermum, Fusarium spp. • Schistosomiasis • Schizophrenia • Schizophrenia With Co-morbid Personality Disorder • Sebaceous Cyst: Infected (see Skin Infection) • Seborrhea (Seborrheic Dermatitis) • Seizure Disorder • Septic Shock • Sexual Assault (STD/STI/VD Exposure) • Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) • Shigellosis • Shingles (Herpes Zoster) • Shock: Septic/Distributive • Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) • Sinusitis/Rhinosinusitis: Acute Bacterial (ABRS) • Sinusitis: Allergic • Sixth Disease (Roseola Infantum, Exanthum Subitum) • Sjögren-Larsson-Syndrome (SLS) • Skin: Callused • Skin Infection: Bacterial (Carbuncle, Folliculitis, Furuncle) • Sleep Apnea: Obstructive (Hypopnea Syndrome) • Sleepiness: Excessive Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD) • Sleep-Wake Disorder: Non-24 • Smallpox (Variola Major) • Solar Keratosis (Actinic Keratosis) • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) • Sprain • Status Asthmaticus • Status Epilepticus • STD/STI/VD Exposure, Sexual Assault • Stein-Leventhal Disease (PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) • Stomatitis: Angular (Perleche) • Stomatitis (Aphthous Stomatitis) • Stress Urinary Incontinence • Stroke-induced Expressive Aphasia • Strongyloides stercoralis (Threadworm) • Stye (Hordeolum) • Sunburn • Swimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa) • Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) • Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA) • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) • Tapeworm (Cestode) • Tardive Dyskinesia • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder • Tennis Elbow (see Epicondylitis) • Tension Headache • Testosterone Deficiency • Tetanus (Clostridium tetani) • Threadworm (Strongyloides stercoralis) • Thrush (Oral Candidiasis) • Thyroid Hormone Excess • Thyroid Hormone Deficiency • Tic Douloureux (Trigeminal Neuralgia) • Tinea Capitis • Tinea Corporis • Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch) • Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot) • Tinea Versicolor • Tobacco Cessation Syndrome • Tobacco Dependence • Tonsillitis: Acute • Traveler’s Diarrhea • Tremor: Benign Essential • Trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis) • Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas Vaginalis) • Trichotillomania • Trichuriasis (Whipworm) • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux) • Tuberculosis: Pulmonary (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus • Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi) • Ulcer: Diabetic, Lower Extremity • Ulcer: Decubitus/Pressure • Ulcer: Neuropathic, Lower Extremity • Ulcer: Pressure/Decubitus • Ulcer: Venous Insufficiency, Lower Extremity • Ulcerative Colitis • Uncinariasis (Hookworm, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans) • Upper Respiratory Infection (URI, Common Cold) • Urethritis: Nongonococcal (NGU) • Urge Urinary Incontinence • Urinary Overfl ow Incontinence • Urinary Retention: Unobstructive • Urinary Stress Incontinence • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI, Acute Cystitis) • Urinary Urge Incontinence • Urolithiasis (Renal Calculi, Kidney Stones) • Urticaria: Mild, Chronic Idiopathic (CIU), Acute (Hives) • Uncinariasis (Hookworm, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans) • Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) • Uterine Fibroids • Vaginal Irritation: External • Varicella (Chickenpox) • Variola Major (Smallpox) • Vascular Headache (Migraine Headache) • Vasomotor Rhinitis • Venereal Warts • Venous Insufficiency Ulcer: Lower Extremity • Verruca plantaris (Plantar Wart) • Verruca vulgaris (Common Wart) • Vertigo • Vibrio cholera (Cholera) • Vitamin B12 Deficiency • Vitiligo • Vomiting • Wart: Common (Verruca vulgaris) • Wart: Plantar (Verruca plantaris) • Wart: Venereal, Condyloma Acuminata, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) • West Nile Virus • Whipworm (Trichuriasis) • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) • Wound: Infected, Non-surgical, Minor • Wrinkles: Facial • Xerosis • Yersinia pestis (Plague) • Zika Virus • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome



Index: Brand/Generic Drug Name Cross-Reference With FDA Pregnancy Category and Controlled Drug Category

About the Author:

Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, RN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE, is a nationally certified adult nurse practitioner (ANCC since 1997) and family nurse practitioner (AANP since 1998) and certified nurse educator (NLN since 2008). Her career spans 45 years in collegiate undergraduate and graduate nursing education and clinical practice in critical care, pediatrics, psychiatric–mental health nursing, and advanced practice primary care nursing. Her PhD is in higher education administration and leadership. During her academic career, she has achieved the rank of professor with tenure in two university systems. She is a frequent guest lecturer on a variety of advanced practice topics to professional groups and general health care topics to community groups.

Dr. Wirfs was a member of the original medical staff in the establishment of Baptist Community Health Services, a community-based nonprofit primary care clinic founded post-hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward. Since 2002, Dr. Wirfs has served as clinical director and primary care provider at the Family Health Care Clinic, serving faculty, staff, students, and their families at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). She is also adjunct graduate faculty, teaching Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology, in the NOBTS Guidance and Counseling program. She is a long-time member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing, and several other academic honor societies.

Dr. Wirfs has completed, published, and presented six quantitative research studies focusing on academic leadership, nursing education, and clinical practice issues, including one for the Army Medical Department conducted during her 8 years reserve service in the Army Nurse Corps. Dr. Wirfs has co-authored family primary care certification review books and study materials. Her first prescribing guide, Clinical Guide to Pharmacotherapeutics for the Primary Care Provider, was published by Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) from 1999 to 2014. The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy (launched in 2016), The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy (launched in 2017), and The PA’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy (launched in 2017) are published annually by Springer Publishing Company. Each is accompanied by an ebook version and quarterly electronic updates.

The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2018 was awarded 2nd place, “Book of the Year 2017” in the Child Health Category, by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN), official publication of the American Nurses Association (ANA). The panel of judges included the founder of the nurse practitioner role and the first nurse practitioner program, Dr. Loretta C. Ford, Professor Emerita. Dr. Wirfs was the recipient of the “2018 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence” from Louisiana by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. This prestigious award is given annually to a dedicated nurse practitioner in each state who demonstrates excellence in their area of practice.

Target Audience:

Written for APRN students and practitioners who prescribe drugs for acute, episodic, and chronic health problems.


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