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Adverse effects of drugs on the kidney

Ettore Bartoli
European Journal of Internal Medicine 2016, 28: 1-8
The number of drugs presently marketed is countless, their prescription is relentlessly growing, such that the likelihood of adverse effects is strikingly increasing. As many drugs are cleared by the body through kidney excretion, renal adverse events are likely. In this review we shall concisely describe the pathophysiologic mechanisms of renal damage by drugs, the different clinical presentations outlining renal toxicity in the course of pharmacologic treatment, and the main offending agents.

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