For a decade and a half, Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacokinetics has been used in theclassrooms around the world as an introductory textbook on biophannaceutics and phannacokinetics. Now, the new Fourth Edition, Revised and Expanded further enhances the preceding editions'proven features, introducing significant advances in clinical pharmacokinetics, pharmacokineticdesign of drugs and dosage forms, and model-independent analyses. Still usable without prior knowledge of calculus or kinetics, this successfully implemented workbookmaintains a carefully graduated "building block" presentation, incorporating sample problemsand exercises throughout for a thorough understanding of the material.Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacokinetics features a growth-oriented format that systematicallydevelops and interrelates all subject matter .. . introduces basic theory and fields of application... emphasizes model-independent pharmacokinetic analyses ... presents biopharmaceutical aspectsof product design and evaluation .. . offers a unique approach to teaching dosage regimen design andindividualization . .. and considers structural modification of drug molecules for problems associatedwith pharmacokinetics. As a comprehensive coverage of the basic principles and the recent achievements in the field, noother textbook does as much for students of pharmacy, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, andmedicine, or for scientists who desire a simple but thorough introduction to theory and application.
This updated introduction to the clinical applications of pharmacokinetics looks at gastrointestinal absorption, prolonged release medication, and drug disposition. The effects of disease, weight, age, sex and genetic factors on pharmacokinetic variability and drug response are detailed. Bioequivalence and regulatory considerations for generic drug.
1 Bioavailability 1; 2. Rate processes in biological systems 5; 3. Principles of pharmacokinetics 45; 4. Biopharmaceutics: clinical applications of pharmacokinetic parameters 107; 5. Dosage regimens 173; 6. Pharmacokinetic aspects of structural modification in drug design and therapy 213; 7. An overview of pharmacokinetic applications in clinical practice 290; Appendix A: Fick's law 338; Appendix B: Vd 341; Appendix C: Area under I.V. curves 346; Appendix D: Multiple-dose equations 348; Appendix E: List of symbols of general occurrence 351.
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Preface to the Fourth Edition -- Preface to the Third Edition -- Preface to the Second Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Nomenclature -- 1: Introduction -- References -- 2: Rates, Rate Constants, and Order -- I. Order -- II. Rates and Rate Constants -- 3: Active and Passive Transport -- I. Introduction -- II. Passive Transport -- III. Active Transport -- References -- 4: Pharmacokinetics -- I. Introduction -- II. Drug Disposition -- III. Constant-Rate Intravenous Infusion -- IV. Compartmental Models and Their Limitations -- V. Absorption Rate Constants -- References -- 5: Biopharmaccutics -- I. Extravascular Administration -- II. Absorption of Drugs from the Gastrointestinal Tract -- III. Factors Influencing Bioavailability -- IV. Evaluation of the Bioavailability of a Single Drug -- V. Drug Delivery to Prolong Duration -- References -- 6: Dosage Regimens -- I. Introduction -- II. Accumulation During Repetitive Dosing -- III. Adjustment of Dosage Regimen in Renal Failure -- IV. Multiple Dosing of Constant-Rate Intravenous Infusions -- References -- 7: Pharmacokinetic Aspects of Structural Modifications in Drug Design and Therapy -- I. Introduction -- II. Antimicrobial Agents -- III. Pharmacokinetics of Prodrugs -- IV. Stereoisomers -- References -- 8: Pharmacokinetic Applications in Clinical Practice -- I. Introduction -- II. Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions -- III. Clinical Pharmacokinetics -- References -- Appendix -- Index
Essentials of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics Kar’s Essentials of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics deals with how a drug exerts its action in the human body through the fundamentals of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. The book adopts a growth-oriented format and design that is developed systematically and methodically. The book interrelates five different sections: Section 1 Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics: What Do They Mean? Section 2 Biopharmaceutics Section 3 Pharmacokinetics Section 4 Clinical Pharmacokinetics Section 5 Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Each section starts with a basic theory and fields of application, focuses on model-independent pharmacokinetic analyses, expatiates various biopharmaceutical aspects of dosage form and evaluation, provides an altogether new approach in understanding both dosage regimen design and individualization, and explains modification in drug molecules related to the pharmacokinetics. Undoubtedly, the unique blend of fundamental principles and latest breakthroughs in the field will certainly provide sufficient subject matter to the students of pharmacy, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry scientists, who need a simple as well as detailed introduction in theory and application.
The most comprehensive text on the practical applications of biopharmaceuticals and pharmacokinetics! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "The updated edition provides the reader with a solid foundation in the basic principles of pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics. Students will be able to apply the information to their clinical practice and researchers will find this to be a valuable reference. This modestly priced book should be the gold standard for student use."--Doody's Review Service The primary emphasis of this book is on the application and understanding of concepts. Basic theoretical discussions of the principles of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics are provided, along with illustrative examples and practice problems and solutions to help the student gain skill in practical problem solving.
The landmark textbook on the theoretical and practical applications of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics—now fully updated. Explains how to detect clinical pharmacokinetic problems and apply basic pharmacokinetic principles to solve them Helps you critically evaluate biopharmaceutic studies involving drug product equivalency and unequivalency Chapters have been revised to reflect the latest clinical perspectives on drug performance, bioavailability, bioequivalence, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug therapy The field’s leading text for more than three decades, Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics gets you up to speed on the basics of the discipline like no other resource. Practical problems and clinical examples with discussions are integrated within each chapter to help you apply principles to patient care and drug consultation situations. In addition, outstanding pedagogy, including chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and FAQs, plus additional application questions, identify and focus on key concepts. Written by authors who have both academic and clinical experience, Applied Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics shows you how to use raw data and formulate the pharmacokinetic models and parameters that best describe the process of drug absorption, distribution, and elimination. The book also helps you work with pharmacokinetic and biopharmaceutic parameters to design and evaluate dosage regimens of drugs. In the seventh edition of this must-have interactive learning tool, most of the chapters are updated to reflect our current understanding of complex issues associated with safe and efficacious drug therapy.