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Medication Pitfalls in the CKD Clinic: Case Presentations

  • Anne Marie Liles
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    Address correspondence to Anne Marie Liles, PharmD, BCPS, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, 1323 Walker Building, Auburn, AL 36849.
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    Department of Pharmacy Practice, Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
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      The kidney plays a major role in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs; therefore, medication errors can result from failure to properly adjust medications in patients with CKD. It is the responsibility of all health-care providers to work collectively when reviewing medications, initiating new medications, and adjusting doses of current medications. Awareness of appropriate dosing recommendations can significantly decrease medication error–associated morbidity, mortality, and cost.

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