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July 1987

Nephrotoxicity of Common Drugs Used in Clinical Practice

Arch Intern Med. 1987;147(7):1213-1218. doi:10.1001/archinte.1987.00370070027003

• Drug-induced nephrotoxicity is an increasingly recognized complication of a wide variety of therapeutic agents. The nephrotoxicity of three of the most commonly used drug groups are reviewed in this article. They include antibiotics, radiocontrast agents, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Since the clinical spectrum of drug-induced nephrotoxicity is broad, it is imperative that the clinician recognize these nephrotoxic syndromes while they are reversible with discontinuation of the offending drug.

(Arch Intern Med 1987;147:1213-1218)