Drug Therapy

How to prevent, recognize, and treat drug-induced nephrotoxicity

How drugs injure the kidney, who is at risk, and how to prevent renal injury.

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Many drugs can injure the kidneys, but they cause renal injury via only a few common mechanisms. Many patients who develop renal injury after drug exposure have identifiable risk factors that could be modified or that should preclude the use of these drugs in the first place.



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