Medicines and reduced kidney function

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People with reduced kidney function are at increased risk of experiencing medicine related harm. Reduced kidney function is a major risk factor for serious adverse drug reactions and is associated with poor outcomes include reduced quality of life, hospital admissions and death.1 In Australia, 1 in 3 people with reduced kidney function are prescribed medicines that are either inappropriately high doses or contraindicated due to kidney function.2 


The below resources and activities have been designed to assist pharmacists utilise medicine considerations as well as the specific patient and disease related considerations, to formulate appropriate dosing adjustment recommendations for those with reduce kidney function.  

Resources and activities

Link to Cumulative Medicines Webinar

REGISTER for theLIVE webinar: Medicines and reduced kidney function.
Wednesday 28th August 2024: 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm AEST.

Link to Pharmacist Quick Reference Guide on Cumulative Medicines

Access the Pharmacist Quick Reference Guide: Medicines and reduced kidney function.

Coming soon

Link to Pharmacist Case Series

Access the Pharmacist Case Series: optimise medicine dosing in reduced kidney function.
Coming soon


1. Laville S, Gras-Champel V, Hamroun A, Moragny J, Lambert O, Metzger M, et al. Kidney Function Decline and Serious Adverse Drug Reactions in Patients With CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2024;83(5):601-14. 


2. Castelino R, Saunder T, Kitsos A, Peterson G, Jose M, Wimmer B, et al. Quality use of medicines in patients with chronic kidney disease. BMC Nephrol. 2020;21(1):216. 

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