Renal precautions

 

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1.   The following conditions may falsely elevate serum creatinine, thereby falsely decreasing the creatinine clearance.

Muscular diseases
dehydration
cephalosporins
cimetidine

 

2.  The following conditions may falsely decrease serum creatinine, thereby falsely elevating the creatinine clearance.

small muscle mass (due to atrophy, cachexia, or amputation)
liver dysfunction

 


See also:

Introduction

Monitoring parameters

Pharmacokinetic formulas

Other creatinine clearance methods

Bibliography

 

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