This is an updated and expanded edition of the popular pocketbook aimed to serve the needs of medical students, resident doctors, general practitioners, and consultant pediatricians. A new chapter on antacids has been included. Several newer formulations including antiretroviral agents, antimalarials, and antibiotics have been included. The standard or usual adult doses of most of the drugs are also provided.
The book will serve as a ready-reckoner of drug dosages to young residents and practising pediatricians, and will instill confidence in their prescriptions and reduce the incidence of avoidable side effects of drugs. It provides brief information on the pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of drugs with emphasis on advantages and disadvantages of various routes of administration, drug absorption, distribution, bioavailability, tissue binding, half-life and metabolism and excretion. The drugs have been listed alphabetically giving daily dosages per unit body weight, frequency and route of administration. Important cautions, contraindications and adverse effects of selected drugs have been provided. Trade names of formulations from standard pharmaceutical companies along with their products and strengths are also given.
|Publishers||CBS Publishers & Distributors|
|Author||Meharban Singh | Ashok K Deorari|
|Size||20×30/16 (trimmed 124×184mm)|
|About the Author||
Meharban Singh is the former Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is one of the most eminent pediatricians, teacher par excellence and a medical writer. He has served as the Secretary-General and President of National Neonatology Forum of India and President of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. He has been conferred several lifetime achievement awards by various academic bodies.