Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics
7th Ed.
2018 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Robin L. Southwood, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDE; Virginia H. Fleming, PharmD, BCPS; Gary Huckaby, PharmD
ISBN-13: 978-1-58528-591-4
Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Basic Sciences, Genetics


Understanding the science of pharmacokinetics is a challenge for many pharmacy students and practitioners. Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics, now in its 7th edition, has helped thousands by simplifying this essential, but complex, subject to reflect current practice.

The 7th edition has been revised by Robin Southwood, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDE; Virginia H. Fleming, PharmD, BCPS; and Gary Huckaby, PharmD; all experts in clinical pharmacy education. Together, they have updated and expanded the text to include the latest information and insights on concepts through extensive use of correlates, figures, and review questions.

Inside you will find:

  • • 15 easy-to-follow lessons, perfect for a semester
  • • Practice quizzes to help chart progress
  • • Enhanced discussion of hemodialysis
  • • 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
  • • Expanded information on modified diet in renal disease formula versus Cockcroft-Gault formula methods
  • • Factors to consider when choosing a dosing/body weight for various equation
  • • Updated clinical correlates, discussion points, references, and questions/answers

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics is the fundamental reference for learning the basic, foundational pharmacokinetics concepts and how to apply them in clinical practice.

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"This is a very useful book for students, practitioners, or individuals preparing for board examinations. This edition includes a phenytoin "cheat sheet" to help learners through the calculation maze associated with nonlinear pharmacokinetics, new vancomycin equations based on higher trough target levels, and an enhanced discussion of hemodialysis effects on pharmacokinetics."

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

"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) - previous edition

"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


The book is perfect for a basic course in pharmacokinetics, as it contains 15 chapters, ideal for a semester of learning. Students can quickly pick up the material from the easy-to-follow lessons with examples and cases, as well as practice quizzes. Practitioners moving from one specialty to another who will perhaps be dosing more medications can learn from the chapters specific to medications -- aminoglyosides, vancomycin, phenytoin, digoxin, and theophylline. The authors are all experts in the field of pharmacy education who really know how to break down complex subject matter.

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