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2nd Edition

Handbook of Systemic Drug Treatment in Dermatology

ISBN 9781482222845
Published June 5, 2015 by CRC Press
322 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.

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. Appendices.

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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


"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