Drug handling: Questions to ask

Last updated: Sunday, July 05, 2015

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There's a range of further information you may need before solving a clinical problem where drug handling is a significant element. Of course, you'll want to check the patient's drug history and medical history, and if you're being asked about use of a specific medicine you'll need the indication, dose, frequency, route of administration and expected duration of treatment.

There are some general questions to ask when problem solving, and the tutorials on renal disease and liver disease offer you some questioning tips related to drug handling.


Have a think about the sort of information you may need when dealing with a clinical problem involving the use of a medicine that requires monitoring of drug levels. What questions might you ask about the medicine and the about the patient?

When you've had a think, click here to see our suggestions.