Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • 6th Ed.
  • 2014
  • © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Jane M. Pruemer Pharm.D., BCOP; Joseph T. DiPiro Pharm.D; Robert A. Blouin Pharm.D.; William E. Wade Pharm.D., FASHP; William J. Spruill Pharm.D., FASHP
  • 978-1-58528-387-3
  • Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Genetics


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Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics has helped thousands of students and practitioners through five editions by simplifying a complex subject. The authors have thoroughly reviewed, revised, and redesigned the text to enhance the reader's grasp of the material. This 6th Edition offers a superior approach to understanding pharmacokinetics through extensive use of clinical correlates, figures, and questions and answers.

Inside you will find:

  • • Content broken into 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester
  • • Practice quizzes in 11 chapters to chart progress
  • • Four chapters completely devoted to clinical cases
  • • More information on hemodialysis
  • • More on pharmacogenetics
  • • More on plasma concentration versus time curve (AUC) calculations
  • • A phenytoin “cheat sheet” to help you through the calculations maze
  • • New vancomycin cases based on higher desired vancomycin levels and trough-only dose estimations
  • • More on modified diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula versus Cockcroft-Gault (CG) formula methods
  • • More theory and problems on extended interval aminoglycosides


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"This is a useful reference for pharmacy students or practitioners looking to refresh their knowledge or skills. The material is presented in an easy to understand format, more so than other books on this topic. This update does expand on a few important clinical pharmacokinetic concepts: estimating renal function, extended-interval aminoglycoside dosing, and pharmacogenomics. These expanded sections are brief, yet needed additions."

-- Christina Rose, PharmD (Temple University Hospital)

"This is an excellent reference for students or practitioners looking for an understanding of basic pharmacokinetic concepts and equations, as well as application to drugs such as vancomycin, aminoglycosides, phenytoin, digoxin and theophylline."

-- Melissa Ranieri, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - Previous edition

"There are multiple books in this field. This offers a simplified, practical look at the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics."

-- Olga Klibanov, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review - Previous edition



This would be helpful for students in a clinical pharmacokinetic course looking for additional references. Additionally, chapters are well designed for busy practitioners hoping to find a fast solution in clinical practice. Regardless of who is using this book, the theory is outlined in a refreshing manner that is interesting and easy to comprehend. It makes learning pharmacokinetics enjoyable instead of unattainable.


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