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.
"This nearly pocket-sized book is an excellent summary and simplification of the use of systemic medications commonly practiced by dermatologists. For those physicians not regularly using immunosuppressive, immunomodulatory or other specialized pharmacologic agents, this volume is a hand reference. The writing is clear and logically organized, with a comprehensive inclusion of medications." — Eden Pappo Lake, MD, Department of Dermatology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Clinics in Dermatology
"… a handy reference … to consider when trying to decide how to correctly prescribe a systemic agent …. Recommended doses are stated throughout."
—Patricia Wong, MD, Private Practice in Doody’s Book Review Service
"The second edition of the Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology is an outstanding resource that helps to alleviate worrying by providing precise guidelines and advice in managing our most infirmed patients who require these medications."
— Warren R. Heymann, MD, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Dermatology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
"This little handbook saves a lot of time, and I feel confident following its recommendations. Each section is clearly laid out, making it easy to find what you need in clinic…" — Neill Hepburn, MD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist, Lincoln County Hospital
"This updated edition includes new arrivals … There are really useful appendices … Quite simply, it is indispensable! I have it with me in every clinic and often refer to it in discussions with pharmacists (who have been known to borrow my copy and forget to return it). The book easily fits into a bag." — Neill Hepburn, MD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist, Lincoln County Hospital
Antibiotics Commonly Used for Skin Infections
Antivirals for Herpes Viruses
Fumaric Acid Esters
Sulfapyridine & Sulfamethoxypyridazine
Tumour Necrosis Factor Antagonists
Systemic Therapy in Children
Systemic Therapy & Liver Disease
Systemic Therapy & Kidney Disease
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