Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of July 6, 2020

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What are the main reasons for performing therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)?

Answer:

TDM testing is performed for three primary reasons:

  • To evaluate patient compliance with a scheduled drug regime
  • To assess toxicity
  • To ensure therapeutic dosage as been reached

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