Drug prescribing in patients on dialysis

Jeremy Levy, Edwina Brown, Christine Daley and Anastasia Lawrence

in Oxford Handbook of Dialysis

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199235285
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598854 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Drug prescribing in patients on dialysis

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This chapter discusses drug handling in renal failure, as well as dosing of commonly used drugs (including antimicrobial drugs, antifungal drugs, antiretroviral drugs, antiviral drugs,antituberculous drugs, cardiovascular drugs, analgesics, CNS drugs, gastrointestinal drugs, and immunosuppressants). It also outlines drugs that do not require dosage alteration in CKDstage 5, haemodialysis, and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis; drugs to be avoided in CKD stage 5, haemodialysis, and PD; factors affecting drug removal by continuous renalreplacement therapy; and dosing of drugs commonly used during continuousrenal replacement therapy.

Chapter.  5340 words. 

Subjects: Nephrology

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