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The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2019

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The APRN’s Complete Guide to Prescribing Pediatric Drug Therapy 2019

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Author: Mari J. Wirfs PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE


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A compendium of prescribing information for more than 450 diagnoses!

Organized alphabetically by diagnosis for speedy access to essential information, this point-of-care prescribing resource is designed for advanced health care providers in all settings involved in the primary care management of newborns through adolescents. Encompasses pharmacotherapy regimens for more than 450 clinical diagnoses. To ensure continual access to up-to-date information, the purchase of the print format includes a free ebook updated three times a year.

Key clinical information, including lab values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information for parents and caregivers, is highlighted throughout. For each diagnosis, appropriate drug choices are listed alphabetically by generic name, with updated info on FDA pregnancy categories, generic and over-the-counter availability, pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, contraindications, and more. Additionally, the book includes a cross-reference index of drugs by generic and brand names. Information delivered in convenient table format includes 35 appendices for quick access to drug information, measurement conversions, childhood immunization records, and dosing by weight.


  • Organized by more than 450 clinical diagnoses with drug regimens for each
  • Includes pediatric dosage and available forms
  • Highlights lab values to monitor, patient education points, and safety information
  • Index cross-references generic and trade names
  • Offers information in convenient table format including childhood immunization schedule and more
  • Provides appendix of tables for quick access to drug classifications
  • Includes digital updates three times a year, upon registration

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 10, 2018
  • Page Count 600
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826151070
  • EISBN 9780826151087

About The Author(s) 

Mari J. Wirfs, PhD, MN, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CNE, is a nationally certified adult nurse practitioner (ANCC) and family nurse practitioner (AANP). She has over 45 years of experience in collegiate undergraduate and graduate nursing education and clinical practice in critical care, pediatrics, psychiatric-mental health nursing, and 25 years experience in advanced practice primary care nursing. Her PhD is in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. During her career Dr. Wirfs has achieved the academic rank of professor with tenure in two university systems. She served eight years in the Army Nurse Corps. Dr. Wirfs has completed, published, and presented six quantitative research studies focusing on nursing education and clinical practice, including one for the Army Medical Department. Presently, she is Adjunct Professor and Clinical Director and sole advanced practice (APRN) primary care provider at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Family Health Care Clinic. Dr. Wirfs also is a frequent guest lecturer to both professional APRN groups and community groups and a long-time member of the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Additionally, she serves as a clinical preceptor for several nurse practitioner programs.

Table of Contents 






Quick Check Prescribing Reminders


3-Day Fever (Roseola Infantum)

Acetaminophen Overdose

Acne Rosacea

Acne Vulgaris


Actinic Keratosis

Agammaglobulinemia, Congenital or X-linked (see Immunodeficiency: Primary, Humoral, PHI)

Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Allergic Reaction: General

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Sinusitis

Allergies: Multi-food


Amebic Dysentery (see Amebiasis)

Amebic Liver Abscess

Amenorrhea: Secondary

American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease)


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


Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)

Anxiety Disorder: Generalized (GAD)

Anxiety Disorder: Social (SAD)

Aphasia, Expressive, Stroke-induced

Aphthous Stomatitis (Mouth Ulcer, Canker Sore)


Aspergillosis (Scedosporium apiospermum, Fusarium spp.)


Asthma: Severe Eosinophilia

Athlete’s Foot

Atonic Bladder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV, Gardnerella vaginalis)

Bartonella Infection (Cat Scratch Fever)

Basal Cell Carcinoma: Superficial (see Actinic Keratosis)

Bell’s Palsy

Bile Acid Deficiency

Binge Eating Disorder

Bipolar Disorders

Bite: Cat

Bite: Dog

Bite: Human


Blepharoconjunctivitis: Bacterial

Bloating (see Flatulence)

Boil (see Skin Infection: Bacterial)

Bordetella (Pertussis)

Breast Abscess (see Mastitis)


Bronchitis: Acute/Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB)

Bulimia Nervosa

Burn: Minor



Calcium Deficiency

Calloused 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)


Cerumen Impaction

Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)

Chalazion: Inflamed Meibomian Cyst (see Stye)


Chemotherapy-Related Nausea/Vomiting

Chest Wall Syndrome (Costochondritis)

Chickenpox (Varicella)

Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya-Related Arthritis

Chlamydia trachomatis

Cholangitis, Primary Biliary (PBC)


Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)


Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC)

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)

Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI)

Clostridium difficile

Clostridium tetani (Tetanus)

Cluster Headache

Cold Sore

Colic: Infantile


Colon Cleanse

Colonoscopy Prep

Common Cold (Viral Upper Respiratory Infection [URI])

Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

Complicated Urinary Tract Infection (cUTI)

Condyloma Acuminata (Venereal Wart)

Conjunctivitis: Allergic

Conjunctivitis/Blepharoconjunctivitis: Bacterial

Conjunctivitis: Chlamydial

Conjunctivitis: Fungal

Conjunctivitis: Gonococcal

Conjunctivitis: Viral

Constipation, Chronic Idiopathic (CIC)

Constipation: Occasional, Intermittent

Constipation, Opioid-Induced (OIC)

Corneal Edema

Corneal Ulceration

Costochondritis (Chest Wall Syndrome)

Coxsackievirus (Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease)

Cradle Cap (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic)

Cramps: Abdominal, Intestinal

Crohn’s Disease

Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium parvum)

Cryptosporidium parvum (Cryptosporidiosis)

Cutaneous Larvae Migrans (Hookworm)

Cyclospora cayetanensis (Cyclosporiasis)

Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora cayetanensis)

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystitis, Acute (Urinary Tract Infection, UTI)

Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

Dandruff (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic)

Decubitus Ulcer

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis


Dengue Fever

Dental Abscess

Dental Procedure Prophylaxsis (see Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis)

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

Diabetic Ulcer (Lower Extremity)

Diaper Rash

Diarrhea: Acute

Diarrhea: Carcinoid Syndrome

Diarrhea: Chronic

Diarrhea: Travelers

Digitalis Toxicity


Distributive Shock



Dog Bite

Donovanosis (see Granuloma Inguinale)

Dry Eye Syndrome

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Dysentery (see Amebiasis)


Dyshidrotic Eczema (Dyshidrosis, Pompholyx)

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dyslipidemia (Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Mixed Dyslipidemia)

Dysmenorrhea: Primary


Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa

Eating Disorder: Binge

Eating Disorder: Bulimia Nervosa

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)





Enterobius vermicularis (see Pinworm Infection)

Enuresis: Primary, Nocturnal

Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (formerly, Churg-Strauss Syndrome)



Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV; Mononucleosis)


Erythema Chronicum Migrans (Lyme Disease)

Erythema Infectiosum (Fifth Disease)

Exanthem Subitum (Roseola Infantum)

Exocrine Pancreas Insufficiency (EPI)/Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency

Eye Pain

Facial Hair, Excessive/Unwanted

Fecal Odor

Fever (Pyrexia)

Fever Blister

Fibrocystic Breast Disease


Fifth Disease (Erythema infectiosum)



Fluoridation, Water, <0.6 ppm

Folic Acid Deficiency


Folliculitis Barbae

Foreign Body: Esophagus

Foreign Body: Eye


Fusarium spp.

Gardnerella vaginalis (Bacterial Vaginosis, BV)


Gastritis-Related Nausea/Vomiting

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Genital Herpes (Herpes Genitalis, HSV Type II)

Genital Wart

German Measles (Rubella)

Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia)


Glaucoma: Open Angle

Golfer’s Elbow (see Epicondylitis)

Gonococcal Pharyngitis

Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)


Gouty Arthritis

Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis)

Growth Failure

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (Coxsackievirus)

Headache: Cluster

Headache: Migraine

Headache: Muscle Contraction

Headache: Tension

Headache: Vascular (Migraine Headache)

Heartburn (see GER/GERD)

Heart Failure

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Infection

Hemophilia A (Congenital Factor VIII Deficiency) with Factor VIII Inhibitors


Hepatitis A (HAV)

Hepatitis B (HBV)

Hepatitis C (HCV)

Hereditary Angioedema (C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency, HAE)


Herpes Facialis (HSV Type I)

Herpes Genitalis (HSV Type II)

Herpes Labialis (HSV Type I)

Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (Labialis/Facialis)

Herpes Simplex Virus Type II (Genital Herpes)

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO)

Hiccups: Intractable

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hives (Urticaria)

Hookworm (Uncinariasis, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans)

Hordeolum (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)


Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Perspiration)








Hypertension: Ocular

Hypertension: Primary, Essential





Hypogonadism (Hypotestosteronemia)




Hypophosphatasia (Osteomalacia, Rickets)

Hypophosphatemia: X-Linked (XLH)

Hypopnea Syndrome (Sleep Apnea: Obstructive)

Hypotension: Neurogenic, Orthostatic

Hypotestosteronemia (Hypogonadism)


Hypotrichosis (Thin/Sparse Eyelashes)

Idiopathic Gastric Acid Hypersecretion (IGAH)

Idiopathic Peripheral Neuritis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Immunodeficiencies, Severe, Combined (see Immunodeficiency: Primary Humoral, PHI)

Immunodeficiency, Common Variable (see Immunodeficiency: Primary, Humoral, PHI)

Immunodeficiency, Primary Humoral (PHI)

Impetigo Contagiosa (Indian Fire)

Incontinence: Atonic Bladder

Incontinence: Fecal

Incontinence: Overactive Bladder

Incontinence: Stress

Incontinence: Urge

Indian Fire (Impetigo Contagiosa)

Infectious Mononucleosis

Influenza (Flu)

Insect Bite or Sting


Interstitial Cystitis


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


Lactose Intolerance

Larva Migrans: Cutaneous

Larva Migrans: Visceral

Lead Encephalopathy (Lead Poisoning/Toxicity)

Lead Poisoning

Lead Toxicity (Lead Poisoning, Lead Encephalopathy)

Leg Cramps: Nocturnal, Recumbency

Leishmaniasis: Cutaneous

Leishmaniasis: Mucosal

Leishmaniasis: Visceral

Lice (see Pediculosis)

Listeria monocytogenes, Listeriosis

Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)

Liver Flukes

Low Back Strain

Lyme Disease (Erythema Chronicum Migrans)


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)


Meniere’s Disease

Meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis)

Menometrorrhagia (Irregular Heavy Menstrual Bleeding)

Menorrhagia: Heavy Cyclical Menstrual Bleeding

Methamphetamine-Induced Psychosis

Migraine Headache

Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

Moniliasis (Candidiasis: Vulvovaginal)


Motion Sickness

Mouth Ulcer (Aphthous Stomatitis)

Multi-food Allergies

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Mumps (Infectious Parotitis)

Muscle Contraction Headache (Tension Headache)

Muscle Strain

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)

Mycoplasma Pneumonia


Narcotic Dependence (see Opioid Dependence)

Nasal Polyps

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

Neuropathic Ulcer (Lower Extremity)

Neutropenia: Myelosuppression-Associated

Nicotine Withdrawal Syndrome

Nocturnal Enuresis (Primary Enuresis)

Non-24 Sleep-Wake Disorder

nPEP (Non-Occupational HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Ocular Hypertension

Odor: Fecal

Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail)

Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Chlamydial

Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Gonococcal

Opioid Dependence

Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC)

Opioid-Induced Nausea/Vomiting (OINV)

Opioid Overdose

Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Organ Transplant Rejection Prophylaxis

Orthostatic Hypotension

Osgood-Schlatter Disease


Osteomalacia (Hypophosphatasia, Rickets)


Osteoporosis Prophylaxis (see Osteoporosis)

Otitis Externa

Otitis Media: Acute

Otitis Media: Serous

Overactive Bladder

Overdose: Opioid

Overflow Urinary Incontinence

Paget’s Disease: Bone


Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency

Panic Disorder

Parathyroid Hormone Deficiency

Paronychia (Periungual Abscess)

Parotitis: Infectious (Mumps)

Pediculosis Humanus Capitis (Head Lice)

Pediculosis: Phthirus (Pubic Lice)

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)

Periodontitis (Gingivitis)

Peripheral Neuritis: Diabetic

Peripheral Neuritis: Idiopathic

Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Periungual Abscess (Paronychia)

Perleche (Angular Stomatitis)

Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B12 Deficiency)

Perspiration: Excessive (Hyperhidrosis)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pharyngitis: Gonococcal

Pharyngitis: Streptococcal (Strep Throat)

Phenylketonuria (PKU)


Phthirus (Pubic Lice)

Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis)

Pityriasis Alba

Pityriasis Rosea

Plague (Yersinia pestis)

Plantar Wart (Verruca plantaris)

Plaque Psoriasis

Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia

Pneumonia: Bacterial, Hospital-Acquired (HABP)

Pneumonia: Bacterial, Ventilator-Associated (VABP)

Pneumonia: Chlamydial

Pneumonia: Community Acquired (CAP)

Pneumonia: Community Acquired Bacterial (CABP)

Pneumonia: Legionella

Pneumonia: Mycoplasma

Pneumonia: Pneumococcal

Pneumonia: Pneumocystis jirovecii


Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (PJIA)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS; Stein-Leventhal Disease)

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polyneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating (CIDP)

Polyps, Nasal

Pompholyx (Dyshidrosis, Dyshidrotic Eczema)

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Post-Anesthesia Nausea/Vomiting

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Potassium Deficiency

Potassium Excess

Precocious Puberty, Central (CPP)


Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

PrEP (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)

Pressure Sore (Decubitus Ulcer)

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

Primary Humoral Immunodeficiency (PHI)

Proctitis Acute

Proctocolitis (Enteritis)

Prostatitis Acute

Prostatitis Chronic


Pruritus Ani (see Pruritus, Hemorrhoids)

Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) Disorder


Pseudomembranous Colitis


Psoriasis/Plaque Psoriasis

Psoriatic Arthritis

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I)

Pulmonary Fibrosis: Idiopathic (IPF)

Pyelonephritis Acute

Pyrexia (Fever)


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)


Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsii)

Rosacea (Acne Rosacea)

Roseola Infantum (Exanthem Subitum, 3-day Fever, Sixth Disease)

Rotavirus Gastroenteritis

Roundworm (Ascariasis)

Rubella (German Measles)

Rubeola (Red Measles)

Salmonella typhi (Typhoid Fever)


Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies)

Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei)

Scarlatina (Scarlet Fever)

Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina)

Scedosporium apiospermum, Fusarium spp.



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)


Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shock: Septic/Distributive

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

Sinusitis/Rhinosinusitis: Acute Bacterial (ABRS)

Sinusitis: Allergic

Sixth Disease (Roseola Infantum)


Skin: Calloused

Skin Infection: Bacterial (Carbuncle, Folliculitis, Furuncle)

Sleep Apnea: Obstructive (Hypopnea Syndrome)

Sleepiness: Excessive

Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24)

Smallpox (Variola Major)

Solar Keratosis (Actinic Keratosis)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)


Status Asthmaticus

Status Epilepticus

STD/STI/VD Exposure (Sexual Assault)

Stein-Leventhal Disease (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS)

Stomatitis: Angular (Perleche)

Stomatitis: Aphthous Stomatitis

Strep Throat

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stroke-induced Expressive Aphasia

Strongyloides stercoralis (Threadworm)

Stye (Hordeolum)


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 (Hypotestosteronemia, Hypogonadism)

Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)

Threadworm (Strongyloides stercoralis)


Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)

Tic Douloureux (Trigeminal Neuralgia)

Tinea Capitis

Tinea Corporis (Ringworm)

Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)

Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot)

Tinea Versicolor

Tobacco Cessation Syndrome

Tobacco Dependence

Tonsillitis: Acute

Trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis)

Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis)


Trichuriasis (Whipworm)

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)

Tuberculosis (TB): Pulmonary (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi)

Ulcer: Diabetic, Neuropathic (Lower Extremity)

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: Non-gonococcal (NGU)

Urge Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Overflow Incontinence

Urinary Retention: Unobstructive

Urinary Stress Incontinence

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI, Cystitis: Acute)

Urinary Urge Incontinence

Urolithiasis (Renal Calculi, Kidney Stones)

Urticaria: Mild, Chronic Idiopathic (CIU), Acute

Uncinariasis (Hookworm, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans)

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI, Common Cold)

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)


Vibrio cholerae

Vitamin B12 Deficiency


Vomiting (see Nausea/Vomiting)

Wart: Common (Verruca vulgaris)

Wart: Plantar (Verruca plantaris)

Wart: Venereal, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Condyloma acuminata

West Nile Virus

Whipworm (Trichuriasis)

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (see Immunodeficiency: Primary, Humoral PHI)

Wound: Infected, Non-surgical, Minor


Yersinia pestis (Plague)

Zika Syndrome, Congenital (CZS)

Zika Virus

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome


Appendix A. Blood Pressure Guidelines (JNC-8)

Appendix A.1. Blood Pressure Classifications (=18 years)

Appendix A.2. Blood Pressure Classifications (<18 years)

Appendix A.3. Patient-Specific Factors to Consider When Selecting Drug Therapy for Hypertension (JNC-8 and ASH)

Appendix A.4. Blood Pressure Treatment Recommendations (JNC-8)

Appendix B. Target Lipid Recommendations (ATP IV)

Appendix B.1. Target TC, TRG, HDL-C, Non-HDL-C

Appendix B.2. Target LDL-C (ATP-IV)

Appendix B.3. Non-HDL-C Classifications (ATP-IV)

Appendix C. Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HgbA1c) and Average Blood Glucose Equivalent

Appendix D. Routine Immunizations Recommendations

Appendix D.1. Administration of Vaccines

Appendix D.2. Contraindications to Vaccines

Appendix D.3. Route of Administration and Dose of Vaccines

Appendix D.4. Minimum Interval Between Vaccine Doses

Appendix D.5. Recommended Childhood (Birth-12 Years) Immunization Schedule

Appendix D.6. Recommended Childhood (Birth-12 Years) Immunization Catch-up Schedule

Appendix D.7. Recommended Schedule for Missed Childhood Immunizations (13-21 Years)

Appendix E. Contraceptives

Appendix E.1. Contraceptive Contraindications and Recommendations

Appendix E.2. 28-Day Oral Contraceptives with Estrogen and Progesterone Content

Appendix E.3. Extended-Cycle Oral Contraceptives

Appendix E.4. Progesterone-Only Oral Contraceptives (“Mini-Pill”)

Appendix E.5. Injectable Progesterone

Appendix E.6. Transdermal Contraceptive

Appendix E.7. Contraceptive Vaginal Rings

Appendix E.8. Subdermal Contraceptives

Appendix E.9. Intrauterine Contraceptives

Appendix E.10. Emergency Contraception

Appendix F. NSAIDs

Appendix G. Glucocorticosteroids

Appendix G.1. Topical Steroids by Potency

Appendix G.2. Oral Steroids

Appendix G.3. Parenteral Steroids

Appendix G.4. Inhalational Steroids

Appendix H. Antiarrhythmic Drugs

Appendix I. Antineoplasia Drugs

Appendix J. Antipsychotic Drugs

Appendix K. Anticonvulsant Drugs

Appendix L. Anti-HIV Drugs

Appendix M. Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Drugs

Appendix M.1. Coumadin Titration and Dose Forms

Appendix M.2. Coumadin Over-Anticoagulation Reversal

Appendix M.3. Agents That Inhibit Coumadin’s Anticoagulation Effects

Appendix M.4. Low Molecular Weight Heparins

Appendix M.5. Factor Xa Inhibitors

Appendix M.6. Direct Thrombin Inhibitors

Appendix M.7. Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

Appendix M.8. Protease-Activated Receptor-1 (PAR-1) Inhibitor

Appendix N. Drugs for the Management of Allergy, Cough, and Cold Symptoms

Appendix O. Systemic Anti-infective Drugs

Appendix P. Antibiotic Dosing by Weight for Liquid Forms

Appendix P.1. acyclovir (Zovirax Suspension)