This new edition has been fully revised to bring pharmacologists and trainees fully up to date with the latest developments in the field of medical pharmacology. Beginning with an introduction to general pharmacological principles, the following sections discuss drugs for common and less common disorders found in different regions of the body. The seventh edition includes new drugs, as well as the latest therapeutic guidelines from authoritative sources such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the British National Formulary (BNF). Each topic includes key point summary boxes as well as illustrations, flowcharts and tables to enhance learning. A ‘problem-directed study’ question at the end of each chapter helps trainees test their knowledge. An extensive appendices section includes a list of essential medicines, drugs that should/shouldn’t be prescribed in pregnancy and lactation, and suggestions for further reading. Key points Fully revised, new edition presenting latest developments in medical pharmacology Includes therapeutic guidelines from WHO and BNF Problem-directed study questions and key point summary boxes enhance learning Previous edition published in 2008
This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes recently introduced drugs and published edition. It places emphasis on evidence based medicine by reference to reliable interventional drug trials. The profile of diseases and drug use in Indian subcontinent is reflected prominently.
This new edition is a complete guide to medical pharmacology for students. Beginning with an overview of pharmacological principles, the following sections cover drugs used to treat disorders in different systems of the body. The next chapters discuss antimicrobial drugs and chemotherapy, and the book concludes with a section on miscellaneous drugs including immunosuppressant drugs, antiseptics, vitamins, and vaccines. The eighth edition has been fully revised to provide the latest advances in the field. New drugs and the latest treatment guidelines have been added. Most chapters conclude with an exercise in therapeutic decision making and topics are extensively referenced. The text is highly illustrated with figures, charts and tables, and includes comprehensive appendices covering problem directed study, prescribing in pregnancy, and drugs in breastfeeding. Key points Comprehensive guide to medical pharmacology for students Fully revised, eighth edition featuring many new drugs and latest treatment guidelines Includes therapeutic decision making exercises Previous edition (9789350259375) published in 2013