Drugs Dosing in Renal Failure (RF) by Giusti-Hayton-Tozer's Formula, for Adult Patients.
It is advisable to compare the adjusted doses through GHT formula, with the values suggested in the bibliography below, as well as to see the 37 recommendations of citation 8.
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AF = Adjustment Factor. Method
D = Dosage reduction, normal interval.
Method I = Interval extension, normal dose.
Method D/I = Combination of both.
Dose for RF = mg, g or I.U.
Interval for RF = hours or days.
Special care: [a] No data on adjustment for RF.
[b] Avoid when CLcr ≤ 10ml/min.
[c] No data on adjustment for CLcr ≤ 10ml/min.
[d] Avoid when CLcr ≤ 30ml/min.
[e] No data on adjustment for CLcr ≤ 30ml/min.
[f] Avoid when CLcr ≤ 50ml/min.
[g] No data on adjustment for CLcr ≤ 50ml/min.
[h] Avoid when CLcr < 90ml/min.
[i] Active metabolites.
[j] Toxic metabolites.
[k] Use with extreme care.
[l] Attention to neurotoxicity.
[m] Attention to cardiotoxicity.
[n] Attention to nephrotoxicity.
[o] Warning for toxicity to the stomach.
[p] Attention to hepatotoxicity.
[q] Attention to myelotoxicity.
[r] Attention to rhabdomyolysis, myopathy.
[s] Can cause Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis.
AF = Adjustment factor. fe =
the larger fraction of active substances (drugs or metabolites) excreted by the kidneys in normal conditions. GFpat = Patient's Creatinine Clearance (or GFR) (ml/min). 120 = Normal Creatinine Clearance (or GFR) (ml/min).
*To calculate the AF use the CLcr or the GFR without standardization for 1.73m2 of body surface area. The calculators below reverses the CLcr or GFR to the unstandardized (unst.) value (unst. CLcr or GFR):
New or missing substances in the above drop-down list box
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**fe = the larger fraction of active substances (drugs or metabolites) excreted by the kidneys in normal conditions.
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3. Seyffart G. Seyffart's Directory of Drug Dosage in Kidney Disease. Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle GmbH&Co. KG, Munich, 2011.
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7. Schrier RW, Gambertoglio JG.: Handbook of Drug Therapy in Liver and Kidney Disease. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1991.
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