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Drug monitoring

One of the modern trends in the field of clinical biochemistry is drug monitoring. Monitoring or monitoring of drugs throughout the treatment period is a complex analytical problem.

One of the modern trends in the field of clinical biochemistry is drug monitoring. Monitoring or monitoring of drugs throughout the treatment period is a complex analytical problem.

Objectives of drug monitoring

  • determination of the correct mode and dosage of medications individually for each patient;
  • determining the most effective concentration of drugs to achieve successful treatment;
  • prevention of the development of toxic effects;
  • control of the occurring changes in each treatment period with the possibility to change the dosage of drugs depending on the condition of the patients;
  • study of the interdependencies of various factors in the treatment prescribed.

Clinical indications for drug monitoring

  • Risk of overdose of the medicine used.
  • Lack of expected effect from the applied dose of the drug.
  • The need to determine the therapeutic dose of a drug and it is not possible to evaluate its effectiveness in a simpler way.
  • Similarity of symptoms of a patient's illness with symptoms of a toxic effect of a drug.
  • The risk of interaction between medications used to treat a patient with each other.
  • Cases where the patient's disease (disease) can alter the absorption of the drug, the binding capacity of blood proteins, the release of the drug from the body, the formation of its active metabolites.
  • Development of the opposite of the expected clinical effect with the use of drugs.

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