Adverse effects of drugs on the kidney

Published: 22 December 2015
Author(s): Bartoli Ettore
Section: Review Article

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.