We are pleased to introduce this book for the subject of 'Pharmacotherapeutics' for the Diploma in Pharmacy course, which is in accordance with the New Syllabus of Pharmacy Council of India.
Pharmacotherapeutics is an interesting subject which deals with the clinical purpose or indication for giving a drug, which ensures proper and rational use of drugs and also helps to avoid or reduce adverse drug reactions and toxicity.
In this book, the students will learn the fundamental concepts of 'Pharmacotherapeutics'. This book includes a detailed introduction to pharmacotherapeutics, its scope and objectives with definition, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of the diseases associated with various disorders of Cardiovascular System, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Central Nervous System, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Haematological Disorders, Infectious Diseases, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Women's Health. One topic included exclusively related to Anti-microbial Resistance, one of the leading global health burdens. This book will help the students to assess the subjective and objective parameters of patients in common disease conditions, assist other healthcare providers to analyse drug related problems and provide therapeutic interventions, participate in planning the rational medicine therapy for common diseases and design and deliver discharge counselling for patients.
This book has been organised into 14 chapters. The text has been written in a comprehensible manner from the student's point of view thereby rendering it helpful for both students and the teachers. Topics have been explained with the help of self-illustrative figures with neat labelling for making the subject more interesting and readable. We have also given each medication doses and its adverse drug reactions so that the students can utilise this book as handbook for their studies and during patient counselling.
1. Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics
2. Cardiovascular System
3. Respiratory System
4. Endocrine System
5. Central Nervous System Disorders
6. Gastrointestinal Disorders
7. Haematological Disorders
8. Infectious Diseases
9. Musculoskeletal Disorders
11. Psychiatric Disorders
13. Antimicrobial Resistance
14. Women's Health