Early Clinical Development Plan
3. Importance of Pharmacokinetics (PK) and Pharmacodynamics (PD)
- Pharmacokinetics (PK) study what the body does to the medicine. This means they:
- Pharmacodynamics (PD) study what the medicine does to the body. This means they:
- Provide measures of on-target medicine effect and duration of effect.
- Assay depends on mechanism of action.
PK and PD influence how the dose is selected and they help schedule how it is used.