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Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology





Clinical Pharmacology

  • Assessment and evaluation of all clinical pharmacology problems including therapeutic selection in special populations, drug related efficacy and safety, drug interactions, and adverse drug effects
  • Assessment and evaluation of problems concerning clinical pharmacokinetics including adjustments of drug dosing for patients with renal and/or hepatic compromise and bioavailability assessments
  • Pharmacokinetic optimization of drug therapy for specialized patients on a consultative basis or through the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Service
  • Provides consultation for tapers of opioid and benzodiazepine drugs in critically ill children

Clinical Toxicology

The Section on Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by Board certified (or eligible) professionals in Clinical Pharmacology.

  • Consultation regarding the identification, emergency management, clinical care and follow-up evaluation for poisonings on a 24-hour basis
  • Specialized services for chronic intoxications common to pediatrics (i.e. lead poisoning) are also provided on a consultative basis
  • Expertise in the management of snake and spider envenomations

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

Call: 501-364-1418

Dr. Laura James - Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
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