Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics
7th Ed.
2018 © American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Gary Huckaby, PharmD; Robin L. Southwood, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDE; Virginia H. Fleming, PharmD, BCPS
ISBN-10: 1-58528-591-9 / 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.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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


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.

Table of Contents

Similar Resources