Satoshkar is also good. probably better than KDT.
for pg exam any kdt is good enough but to acquire sound knowledge of why and how about drugs.......g&g. katjung is good for clinical point of view....
iv read katzung superficially-wasnt able 2complete it during final mbs-so am going to read it properly this time-if u c the cross references in mudit khanna,many qts r from katzung....goodman-gillman is a great book but i dont think ill be able2complete it
apart from this,iv a query-do i have2buy the latest kdt?iv marked the old edition and [though it sounds funny]its kind of easier to revise(gives me a bit of confidence2revise a book iv previously done!)
was reading all the posts put by ppl here... you must be thouroughly put off with every alternate psot saying a diff thing. my vote goes to Katzung... my pharm teacher was an associate prof in Germany and he says for med students nothing better than Katzung. i got both, read Goodman and Gillman, its got too much pure pharm for docs.... Katzung gives you info in bite size pieces...definitely a book i didnt regret having even in clinical med.
is there any book on pharmac by author - ARVIND GARG
...for pg preparation ....plz rply
Although my rep is a bit late but i think its prudent to post my opinion for the juniors yet not here
Guys,Katzung is a must but few of the topics r given best in Goodman n
Gillman's. Topics like ANS ,Antibiotics,antifungals and anticogulant drugs
are the ones i found good in GG.For gen pharmacology introductory
chaps must b done from katzung and the rest of topics.
Also as you go on reading highlight the imp points or make short notes
convenient for exam revision.
It would be right to mention that these 2 books are must
I hope everyone find this info usefull....
I personally think KDT is too meandering and overrated ! You have to hunt for the information . Sometimes I feel the author is trying to say in some of the paragraphs " Look at this archane knowledge that I possess !" , especially in the CVS section , which I personally vote as one of the worst chapters ever written in any textbook. Or Just read the chapter on tetracyclins . He has basically listed every organism under the sun where tetracycline can be used .
I remember once during a tutorial a batch mate gave an answer to sum question asked by our Prfo ditto from KDT . The professor was like ...YAWN... "Why do you make things so complicated . The classification you told me is correct but practically of no use . " He then proceeded to explain in such a clear and lucid manner that I never had to revise that chapter again ! From that day on I dumpped my tripathi and used to read the chapters only for
Best over all book for MBBS : Katzung
Classification of Drugs(Mostly) :[b]KDT
Most fun to read : BENETTE and BROWN Clinical Pharmacology
Best for revision : Lippincotts
Goodman and Gillman is only for reference . Its way too big for and undergraduate to retain .
Hope this helps !
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i think katzung and trevor board review is good and a short cut and contains all relevant points for mcqs extracted from katzung..any takers for this?
how is lippincots pharma> is it good like lippincots biochem.. or bit low standard?
Katzung review is slightly more organized and has better end of chapter questions .
Lippincots is easier to read and retain , but for some chapters you'll have to check with a bigger book to make sure that you haven't missed anything . But its still a very very good book . The diagrams just stick in your mind instantly !
But in both cases you will definitely have to refer to another book for the classifications . (KDT is more than enough )
Over all it comes down to personal choice . Just borrow from a friend and see which one suits you better before buying . If you're preparing for Indian entrances , you will definitely need a good india-oriented MCQ/Review book too . ( Gobind/Garg is good )
Katzung and goodman-gilman are not much different conceptually.. both clear the concepts excellently.. the drawback of goodman-gillman is that it is just enormous.. when you preparing for AIPGE, the last thing you need is to be lost in the huge pile of information. Katzung is crisp, and precise. so, go for katzung!
i have different opinion
if you want a rivision then go for Pharmacology Recall
it's very nice book, stickes with important points. it's easy to remember the drugs after reading this book
if you're new at Pharmacology, then go for Katzung or Lippincott
Katzung is the book for you or anyone not satisfied with kdt and is an undergraduate
Its not like you want to master pharma in ug so keep your distance from GG. Its not worth it
i feel katzung is best and precise.. easy to understand.. and its good enough for pg exams..
GnG is good too... but its too enormous to read... if at all there so much time left for preparation to pharmac.... its not loss to refer few selective topics like..
cvs, ans, anticancer drugs, anticoagulants, ... concentrare more newer and recent drugs ... atleast names an mechanism of action.....
I love Katz but I also try reading GG in spare time, not as a text but as a reference, while Katzung is an excellent text, as far as UZG and pg prep goes!
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Being a student of Superspeciality, I suggets you to follow a logical method of study ,not to restrict yourself to just textbooks. What i mean to say is that study a concept upto the extent that you get that thing completely; it implies that even if you explain that to layman, he will be able to understand what you are saying. For that you should use the resources from the internet.
Now, regarding textbooks. There are so many textbooks of various subjects. It's not possible to carry them. Even refering them is bit cubersome. I suggest you to get it on i Pad/iphone or any phone or tablet which will be handy in your wards, infact everywhere to refer.Get e copies of all the books you want from the internet.That will definitely make your studying easy.
Regarding pharmacology book, I have read KDT & Katzung. I felt KDT has not explain the concepts in a very nice manner. On the other side, Katzung has done it beautifully. If you understand something & then learn it, chances of remembering is much higher.Goodman & Gillman , I have not to read so not to comment.
But if you want to get a good command over the concepts & also remember the things for a longer time, another option for you in the form of Dr NAJEEB lectures & KAPLAN lectures. [ not advertising for them]
I would suggest that you prepare your own notes by combining KDT and Katzung. You can even use G&G as a reference, but that would be overkill. At the end of the day, you cannot use just one book for pharmacology. For example, if you attempt to study CVS or CNS from KDT, you'll be hopelessly confused within an hour. Katzung does a lot better here. On the other hand, the antimicrobial part is better covered in KDT particularly the various drug regimens for TB,MDR-TB,XDR-TB and the M. avium intracellulare complex, the regimens for leprosy etc and the logic behind their design. These are less well explained in Katzung. Anyway, at the end of the day you either have to have your own notes ready with the answers to relevant questions highlighted or you can use a small review book like Shanbhag which you have annotated properly throughout the year. Hope this helps