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The APRN's Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

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The APRN's Complete Guide to Prescribing Drug Therapy 2019

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


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A quick-access guide to current drug recommendations with regular digital updates!

Written for APRN students and practitioners who prescribe drugs for acute, episodic, and chronic health problems, this unique reference comes with an ebook and regular digital updates. It provides state-of-the-art guidance about appropriate pharmacotherapy options and treatment regimens for over 500 diagnoses in a concise, easy-to-use format. Comments deliver such useful information as laboratory values to monitor, patient teaching points, and safety information.

To facilitate access to vital information, the guide presents clinical diagnoses alphabetically. Within each diagnosis, appropriate drug choices are listed by generic name, with FDA pregnancy category, generic or over-the-counter availability, adult/pediatric dosing regimens, brand names, dose forms, and information regarding additives. Thirty appendices provide quick access to key drug classifications, FDA Pregnancy Categories, U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances, Immunization Schedules, and much more. An alphabetical cross-referenced index of drugs by generic and brand names, with FDA pregnancy category and controlled drug schedule, facilitates quick identification of drugs by alternate names and safety during pregnancy.


  • Presents information in concise format for speedy drug information retrieval
  • Organized alphabetically by over 500 diagnoses
  • Lists drug choices by generic name, FDA pregnancy category, availability of generic and trade forms, adult/pediatric dosing, dose forms, and additives
  • Highlights clinically important information (lab values to be monitored, patient education points, and safety information)
  • Includes 30 appendix tables for quick access to key drug classifications, FDA pregnancy categories, Schedule of Controlled Substances, and more
  • Provides generic/trade name cross reference
  • Includes free ebook and frequent updates

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 17, 2018
  • Page Count 740
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826151032
  • EISBN 9780826151049

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

Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB)

Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Allergic Reaction: General

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Sinusitis

Allergies: Multi-Food

Alzheimer’s Disease


Amebic Dysentery (see Amebiasis)

Amebic Liver Abscess

Amenorrhea: Secondary

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig 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)

Arterial Insufficiency

Arthritis: Gouty


Aspergillosis (Scedosporium apiospermum, Fusarium spp.)


Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS)

Asthma: Severe Eosinophilia

Athlete’s Foot

Atonic Bladder

Atrophic Vaginitis

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV, Gardnerella Vaginalis)

Baldness: Male Pattern

Bartonella Infection (Cat Scratch Fever)

Basal Cell Carcinoma: Superficial (see Actinic Keratosis)

Bell’s Palsy

Benign Essential Tremor

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

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)

Breast Cancer: Prophylaxis


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

Bronchitis: Chronic (COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Bulimia Nervosa

Burn: Minor



Calcium Deficiency

Callused 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 Infection)


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 Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI)

Clostridium difficile

Clostridium tetani (Tetanus)

Cluster Headache

Cold Sore

Colic: Infantile


Colon Cleanse

Colonoscopy Prep

Common Cold (URI, Viral Upper Respiratory Infection)

Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

Condyloma Acuminata (Venereal Wart)

Conjunctivitis: Allergic

Conjunctivitis/Blepharoconjunctivitis: Bacterial

Conjunctivitis: Chlamydial

Conjunctivitis: Fungal

Conjunctivitis: Gonococcal

Conjunctivitis: Viral

Constipation: Occasional, intermittent

Constipation: Chronic Idiopathic (CIC)

Constipation: Opioid-induced (OIC)

COPD (see Bronchitis: Chronic or Emphysema)

Corneal Edema

Corneal Ulceration

Costochondritis (Chest Wall Syndrome)

Coxsackievirus (Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease)

Cramps: Abdominal, Intestinal

Crohn’s Disease

Cradle Cap (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic)

Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium parvum)

Cryptosporidium parvum (Cryptosporidiosis)

Cyclospora cavetanensis (Cyclosporiasis)

Cutaneous Larvae Migrans (Hookworm)

Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora cavetanensis)

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystitis (UTI, Urinary Tract Infection)

Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

Dandruff (see Dermatitis: Seborrheic)

Decubitus Ulcer

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis


Delirium: End-of-Life

Delerium Tremens


Dengue Fever

Dental Abscess

Dental Procedure Prophylaxis (see Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis)

Denture Irritation

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

Diaper Rash

Diarrhea: Acute

Diarrhea: Carcinoid Syndrome

Diarrhea: Chronic

Diarrhea: Traveler’s

Digitalis Toxicity


Distributive Shock


Dog Bite

Donovanosis (Granuloma Inguinale)

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Dysentery (see Amebiasis)


Dyshydrotic Eczema (Dyshidrosis, Pompholyx)

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)

Dyslipidemia (Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia, Mixed Dyslipidemia)

Dysmenorrhea: Primary

Dyspareunia: Postmenopausal Painful Intercourse Dyspepsia

Eating Disorder: Anorexia Nervosa

Eating Disorder, Binge

Eating Disorder: Bulemia

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)




End-of-Life Delirium



Enterobius vermicularis (see Pinworm Infection)

Enuresis: Primary, Nocturnal

Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Formerly Churg-Strauss Syndrome)



Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV, Mononucleosis)

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erosive Esophagitis


Erythema Chronicum Migrans (Lyme Disease)

Erythema Infectiosum

Esophagitis, Erosive

Eyelashes, Thin/Sparse (Hypotrichosis)

Exanthem Subitum (Roseola Infantum, Sixth Disease)

Exocrine Pancreas Insufficiency (EPI) Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency

Eye Pain

Facial Hair, Excessive/Unwanted

Fecal Odor


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)


Gastritis-related Nausea/Vomiting

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Genital Herpes (Herpes Genitalis, HSV Type II)

Genital Warts

German Measles (Rubella)

Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA, Temporal Arteritis)

Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia)


Glaucoma: Open Angle

Golfer’s Elbow (see Epicondylitis)

Gonococcal Pharyngitis

Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)


Gouty Arthritis

Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis)

Growth Failure

Hair Loss (see Baldness: Male Pattern)

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease (Coxsackievirus)

Headache: Cluster

Headache: Migraine

Headache: Tension (Muscle Contraction Headache)

Headache: Vascular

Heartburn (see GER/GERD)

Heart Failure (HF)

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 (HAE)


Herpes Facialis (HSV Type I)

Herpes Genitalis (HSV Type II)

Herpes Labialis (HSV Type I)

Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (HSV I, Herpes Facialis/Labialis)

Herpes Simplex Virus Type II (HSV II, Genital Herpes)

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO)

Hiccups: Intractable

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hives (Urticaria)

Hookworm (Uncinariasis, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans)

Hordeolum (see 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)

Huntington Disease-associated Chorea


Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperhidrosis (Perspiration, Excessive)








Hypertension: Primary, Essential




Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD, Low Libido)






Hypophosphatasia (Osteomalacia, Rickets)

Hypopnea Syndrome (see Sleep Apnea: Obstructive)

Hypotension: Neurogenic, Orthostatic



Hypotrichosis (Thin/Sparse Eyelashes)

Idiopathic Peripheral Neuritis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

Impetigo Contagiosa (Indian Fire)

Impotence (ED, Erectile Dysfunction)

Incontinence: Fecal

Incontinence: Urinary, Overactive Bladder

Incontinence: Urinary Overflow, Atonic Bladder

Incontinence: Urinary Stress

Incontinence: Urinary Urge

Indian Fire (Impetigo Contagiosa)

Infectious Mononucleosis

Influenza (Flu)

Insect Bite/Sting


Intermittent Claudication (PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease)

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

Lead Toxicity

Leg Cramps: Nocturnal, Recumbency

Leishmaniasis: Cutaneous

Leishmaniasis: Mucosal

Leishmaniasis: Visceral

Lentigines: Benign, Senile

Lice (see Pediculosis)

Listeria monocytogenes, (Listeriosis)

Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)

Liver Flukes

Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

Low Back Strain

Low Libido (see HSDD, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder)

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 (Vulvovaginal Candidiasis)

Mononucleosis (Mono)

Motion Sickness

Mouth Ulcer (Aphthous Stomatitis)

Multi-food Allergies

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Mumps (Infectious Parotitis)

Muscle Contraction Headache (Tension Headache)

Muscle Strain

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycoplasma Pneumonia


Narcotic Dependence (see Opioid Dependence)

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

Nicotine Withdrawal Syndrome

Nocturnal Enuresis (Primary Enuresis)

Non-24 Sleep-Wake Disorder

nPrEP (Non-Occupational HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Odor: Fecal

Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail)

Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Chlamydial

Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Gonococcal

Opioid Dependence

Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC)

Opioid-induced Nausea/Vomiting

Opioid Overdose

Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Organ Transplant Rejection Prophylaxis (OTRP)

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


Painful Intercourse (Postmenopausal Dyspareunia)

Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency

Pancreatic Enzyme Insufficiency

Panic Disorder

Parathyroid Hormone Deficiency

Parkinson’s Disease

Paronychia (Periungual Abscess)

Parotitis: Infectious (Mumps)

Pediculosis: Pediculosis Humanus Capitis (Head Lice)

Pediculosis: Phthirus (Pubic Lice)

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)

Periodontitis (Gingivitis)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Neuritis: Idiopathic

Peripheral Neuritis: Diabetic

Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Periungal Abscess (Paronychia)

Perleche (Angular Stomatitis)

Pernicious Anemia (Vitamin B12 Deficiency)

Perspiration: Excessive (Hyperhidrosis)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pharyngitis: Gonococcal

Pharyngitis: Streptococcal (Strep Throat)


Phthirus (Pubic Lice)

Pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis)

Pityriasis Alba

Pityriasis Rosea

Plague (Yersinia pestis)

Plantar Wart (Verruca plantaris)

Plaque Psoriasis

Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia

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

Polyps: Nasal

Pomphylox (Dyshidrosis, Dyshidrotic Eczema)

Post-Anesthesia Nausea/Vomiting

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Postmenopausal Dyspareunia

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 Immunodeficiency in Adults

Proctitis: Acute

Proctocolitis, Enteritis

Prostatitis: Acute

Prostatitis: Chronic


Pruritus Ani (see Pruritis, see Hemorrhoids)

Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) Disorder


Pseudomembranous Colitis



Psoriatic Arthritis

Puberty: Central Precocious (CPP)

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, 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 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, Exanthum Subitum)

Sjögren-Larsson-Syndrome (SLS)

Skin: Callused

Skin Infection: Bacterial (Carbuncle, Folliculitis, Furuncle)

Sleep Apnea: Obstructive (Hypopnea Syndrome)

Sleepiness: Excessive Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD)

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 (PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Stomatitis: Angular (Perleche)

Stomatitis (Aphthous Stomatitis)

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

Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)

Threadworm (Strongyloides stercoralis)

Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)

Thyroid Hormone Excess

Thyroid Hormone Deficiency

Tic Douloureux (Trigeminal Neuralgia)

Tinea Capitis

Tinea Corporis

Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)

Tinea Pedis (Athlete’s Foot)

Tinea Versicolor

Tobacco Cessation Syndrome

Tobacco Dependence

Tonsillitis: Acute

Traveler’s Diarrhea

Tremor: Benign Essential

Trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis)

Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas Vaginalis)


Trichuriasis (Whipworm)

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)

Tuberculosis: Pulmonary (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi)

Ulcer: Diabetic, Lower Extremity

Ulcer: Decubitus/Pressure

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: Nongonococcal (NGU)

Urge Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Overflow Incontinence

Urinary Retention: Unobstructive

Urinary Stress Incontinence

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI, Acute Cystitis)

Urinary Urge Incontinence

Urolithiasis (Renal Calculi, Kidney Stones)

Urticaria: Mild, Chronic Idiopathic (CIU), Acute (Hives)

Uncinariasis (Hookworm, Cutaneous Larvae Migrans)

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Uterine Fibroids

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 cholera (Cholera)

Vitamin B12 Deficiency



Wart: Common (Verruca vulgaris)

Wart: Plantar (Verruca plantaris)

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

West Nile Virus

Whipworm (Trichuriasis)

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Wound: Infected, Non-surgical, Minor

Wrinkles: Facial


Yersinia pestis (Plague)

Zika Virus

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome


Appendix A: U.S. FDA Pregnancy Categories

Appendix B: U.S. Schedule of Controlled Substances

Appendix C: Blood Pressure Guidelines

Appendix C.1: Blood Pressure Classifications (≥18 Years)

Appendix C.2: Blood Pressure Classifications (<18 Years)

Appendix C.3: Identifiable Causes of Hypertension (JNC-8)

Appendix C.4: CVD Risk Factors (JNC-8)

Appendix C.5: Diagnostic Workup of Hypertension (JNC-8)

Appendix C.6: Recommendations For Measuring Blood Pressure (JNC-8)

Appendix C.7: Patient-Specific Factors to Consider When Selecting Drug Treatment for Hypertension (JNC-8 and ASH)

Appendix C.8: Blood Pressure Treatment Recommendations (JNC-8)

Appendix D: Target Lipid Recommendations (ATP-IV)

Appendix D.1: Target TC, TG, HDL-C, Non-HDL-C (ATP-IV)

Appendix D.2: Target LDL-C (ATP-IV)

Appendix D.3: Non-HDL-C (ATP-IV)

Appendix E: Effects of Selected Drugs on Insulin Activity

Appendix F: Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Average Blood Glucose Equivalent

Appendix G: Routine Immunization

Appendix G.1: Administration of Vaccines

Appendix G.2: Contraindications to Vaccines

Appendix G.3: Route of Administration and Dose of Vaccines

Appendix G.4: Adverse Reactions to Vaccines

Appendix G.5: Minimum Interval Between Vaccine Doses

Appendix G.6: Recommended Childhood (Birth-12 Years) Immunization Schedule

Appendix G.7: Recommended Childhood (Birth-12 Years) Immunization Catch-up Schedule

Appendix G.8: Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

Appendix H: Contraceptives

Appendix H.1: Contraindications and Recommendations

Appendix H.2: 28-Day Oral Contraceptives With Estrogen and Progesterone Content

Appendix H.3: Extended-Cycle Oral Contraceptives

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

Appendix H.5: Injectable Contraceptives

Appendix H.5.1: Injectable Progesterone

Appendix H.6: Transdermal Contraceptive

Appendix H.7: Contraceptive Vaginal Rings

Appendix H.8: Subdermal Contraceptives

Appendix H.9: Intrauterine Contraceptives

Appendix H.10: Emergency Contraception