Pharmacokinetic dosing is the process of determining the appropriate dosage of a medication based on a patient's individual characteristics, such as age, weight, and kidney function. This involves an understanding of pharmacokinetics, or how the body processes drugs, and requires specialized training and knowledge. It is especially important for drugs with narrow therapeutic windows or those that are toxic at high doses. Pharmacokinetic dosing can help optimize drug efficacy and minimize adverse effects, but requires careful monitoring and adjustment to achieve the desired therapeutic outcomes.
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