Introduction To Pharmacokinetics

IV Bolus Dosing Exercise


In this activity, you can practise calculating pharmacokinetic parameters using the concentration-time data found for a dose of drug, given via a single intravenous bolus. Click here for a pdf to help with this exercise.

As you work through the calculations, you will see that parameters are linked together and how finding the value of one parameter can enable you to go on and find the values of further parameters.

The pharmacokinetic parameters you will calculate are:

  • Half-life (t1/2)
  • Elimination rate constant (k)
  • Area under the concentration-time curve (AUC)
  • Clearance (CL)
  • Volume of distribution (Vd)
Assumptions           Prerequisites