KDT Pharmacology 8th Edition

This post is dedicated to KD Tripathi Essentials Of Pharmacology 8th Edition. Below, you will find an overview of the book. You can find a red “DOWNLOAD PDF” button at the bottom of the post.

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Features of 8th Edition –

  • Revised and updated chapters including new drugs and latest treatment guidelines.
  • A new chapter on ‘Nitric Oxide and Vasoactive Peptide Signal Molecules’; has been added along with novel drugs that act by modifying action/turnover of these molecules.
  • Priority has been accorded to drugs that are marked in India and their leading brand names are mentioned along with dosage forms.
  • List of abbreviations provided in the beginning of the book.
  • All recently released drugs are included.
  • Eye catching drug classification charts which help create pictorial memory.
  • Several new figures, charts, tables and highlight boxes have been added.
  • Focus on ‘evidence-based medicine’ by extensive reference to credible studies and endpoint trials.
  • India-specific information on diseases, drugs and treatment guidelines, particularly for TB, leprosy, Hiv-Aids, malaria, kala-azar, etc.
  • Therapeutic recommendations from eminent professional bodies and organizations.
  • The ‘Problem Directed Study’ at the end of most chapters provides an exercise in therapeutic decision making.
  • Includes Appendices on Solution to Problem Directed Study; Prescribing in Pregnancy; Drugs in Breastfeeding; and Drugs and
  • Fixed Dose Combinations Banned in India.
  • A brief list of useful references for further reading is provided at the end of the book.


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