adverse drug reaction reporting

How Does Body Weight Impact Medication Safety and Efficacy?

People who are obese often require different medication dosages than people of normal weight. Obesity alters a drug’s pharmacokinetics – how the body absorbs, distributes, metabolizes, and eliminates medications. Factors like increased fat tissue, altered liver metabolism, and reduced kidney function in obesity can substantially change a drug’s effects and optimal dosage. As an editor…

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