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Using Drugs Safely in Chronic Kidney Disease

Publication date: Thursday, 21 May 2009
Contributor(s): Mike Kirby

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects renal drug elimination and other important processes involved in drug disposition, including absorption, drug distribution and non-renal clearance. As a result, the reduced renal excretion of a drug or its metabolites can cause toxicity and the sensitivity to some drugs is increased even if elimination is unimpaired.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 6, Number 2, Apr-May-Jun 2009
Print edition page(s): 12-13
Contributor(s): Mike Kirby

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