Why is it important to monitor medication dosages and levels in patients undergoing dialysis as well as hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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For patients undergoing dialysis, it is extremely important to carefully check dosing guides or monitor levels when possible. These modalities differ in their clearance of drugs. Hospitalized patients undergoing other types of continuous renal replacement therapy also require close monitoring. An experienced clinical pharmacist can be invaluable in assisting to design individualized dosing regimens.


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