Medication Considerations for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Who Are Not Yet on Dialysis

Medication Considerations for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Who Are Not Yet on Dialysis

Identification: nnj_mj11A4
Issue: May-June 2011
Volume: Vol. 38, No. 3
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Goal: To provide an overview of medication considerations in patients with chronic kidney disease who are not yet on dialysis.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the effects of chronic kidney disease on drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
  2. Identify the drug classifications commonly used in patients with chronic kidney disease who are not yet on dialysis.
  3. Discuss the recommended medication dosing approaches and adjustments for patients with chronic kidney disease who are not yet on dialysis.


Statement of Disclosure: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

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