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Drug Dosages in Children

Meharban Singh (Author) Ashok K Deorari (Author)

Contents: 1. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Drugs. 2. Analgesics, Antipyretics and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents. 3. Antacids. 4. Anthelmintics. 5. Antiarrhythmic Agents. 6. Antibiotics and Chemotherapeutic Agents. 7. Anticoagulants. 8. Anticonvulsants. 9. Antiemetics. 10. Antifungal Agents. 11. Antihistaminics. 12. Antihypertensives. 13. Antileprosy Drugs. 14. Antimalarials. 15. Antimyasthenic and Antimyotonic Agents. 16. Antiprotozoal Agents. 17. Antispasmodics. 18. Antitoxins and Immunoglobulins.19. Antitubercular Drugs. 20. Antiviral Agents. 21. Bronchodilators and other Drugs for Asthma. 22. Cardiotonics. 23. Diuretics. 24. Hormones and Drugs for Endocrinal Disorders. 25. Tranquillizers, Hypnotics, Sedatives and Antidepressants. 26. Vaccines. 27. Vasodilators. 28. Vitamins and Hematinics. 29. Miscellaneous Agents. 30. Specific Antidotes. Emergency Drugs. Index.


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.

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Title Drug Dosages in Children
Format Softcover
Date published: 14.03.2020
Edition 10th ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388902663
length 252p.