Pharmaceutical Care with Dietary Supplements: Concepts and Common Sense

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ASHP, Dec 1, 2006 - Medical - 176 pages
You can help your patients make informed decisions about using dietary supplements by knowing what questions to ask and what answers to give. Providing care with supplements offers unique challenges compared to providing care with prescription and OTC medications. Pharmaceutical Care with Dietary Supplements provides an examination of those differences that can affect therapy decisions. This text gives you the tools for effective communication with patients and lays the groundwork for a thorough understanding of the dietary supplement industry, FDA regulations, types of interactions, and therapeutic considerations of use with a large dose of reality and sound advice from experienced healthcare-professionals. Inside you will find:
  • Chapters onRegulations and Legal Issues, Reliable Resources for Dietary Supplement Information, Product Quality, Communicating with Patients about Use of Supplements among others.
  • Reality Checks throughout the chapters that provide real-life examples and practical tips about dealing with less-than-ideal situations. 
  • Additional Insightsthat offer more in-depth discussions of topics in the chapters.
  • Case Studies at the end of each chapter that serve to illustrate one or more of the major principles of that chapter and help clarify concepts.
 

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Contents

Reliable Resources for Dietary Supplement Information
19
Product Quality
43
Considerations for the Therapeutic Use of Dietary Supplements
59
Adverse Reactions
79
Interactions
113
Thoughts On Essays on Pharmaceutical Care with Dietary Supplements 141 Glossary of Terms
151
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