Published: 1 October 2021
Author(s): Robert J. Unwin
Section: Review Article

This is a brief overview of toxic nephropathy, which is an increasingly recognised problem with the continual introduction of new drugs and novel drug modalities, especially in oncology, and the risks associated with polypharmacy in many patients; although it is important to remember that it may not always be caused by a drug. It is also important to note that several possibly harmful drugs are now available without prescription (‘over-the-counter’) and can be purchased easily over the internet, including some poorly characterised herbal remedies.

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