[What is the correct time to take medication?]
SourceNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 159, 0, (2015), pp. A9509
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Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
SubjectRadboudumc 16: Vascular damage RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences; Radboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
In our professional lives as a hospital pharmacist/clinical pharmacologist and an internist/vascular medicine specialist, "time" plays an important role. Dosage recommendations are made based on elimination half-life and determination of drug levels is generally only useful after the patient has achieved the steady-state phase. Time effects also play a pharmacodynamic role. Some drugs work better when taken at bedtime than in the morning, certain cardiovascular drugs for example. We present an anthology of our activities over an average working day at Radboud University Medical Center, the Netherlands, whereby time plays an essential role.
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