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What are some medications that can cause side effects in older adults with renal dysfunction?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Antibiotic/heart med

Medications can be cleared either through the kidney or liver. If kidney function is impaired, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels.
The most important of these include antibiotics and heart meds (including digoxin). There are a number of formulas avaiable to estimate the degree of kidney dysfunction and doctors will refer to these when making dosage adjustments.

In brief: Antibiotic/heart med

Medications can be cleared either through the kidney or liver. If kidney function is impaired, certain drugs can accumulate to toxic levels.
The most important of these include antibiotics and heart meds (including digoxin). There are a number of formulas avaiable to estimate the degree of kidney dysfunction and doctors will refer to these when making dosage adjustments.
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