Drugs & Therapy Perspectives

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 259–262 | Cite as

Be prudent when prescribing medications to the elderly to minimize the risk of drug-induced kidney injury

  • Adis Medical Writers
Drug Reactions and Interactions


Of the increasing number of acute kidney injuries in the elderly, many are drug induced. The elderly are particularly susceptible to acute kidney injury due to age-related renal changes and increased drug use. Although treatments for drug-induced kidney injury are currently lacking, prudent drug selection and monitoring for changes in renal function can prevent its occurence.


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The article was adapted from Drugs Aging 2017;34(10):729–41 [4] by employees of Adis/Springer, who are responsible for the article content and declare no conflicts of interest.


The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.


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