Essential emergency medicine pharmacokinetics: Prevention of iatrogenic patient poisoning

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A recent number of hospital-based research studies have shown that emergency physicians do an inadequate job of recognizing potential drug interactions. There are a number of common pharmacokinetic drug interactions that can result in elevated drug levels which may produce secondary patient toxicity. Therefore, it is extremely important that emergency physicians gain a greater understanding of pharmacokinetic principles. This article reviews the essential pharmacokinetic principles that will allow emergency physicians to recognize and prevent potential drug interactions and thus prevent iatrogenic patient poisoning.

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