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which pain medications are safe to use if i have kidney disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you have kidney disease, nsaids like alleve and Advil can further worsen your kidney disease or increase your blood pressure. Therefore these medicines should be avoided in patients with ckd. If you have pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) would be your safest option.
Answered on Sep 21, 2017
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Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Avoid: NSAIDs as you seem to know.You can use acetaminophen(tylenol) as long as you don't exceed the recommended maximum dose of 3000 to 3500mg in 24hrs. because of the dander of liver failure.This is VERY important.If the pain is more severe you will need prescription meds.Good luck.
Answered on Aug 10, 2014
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Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
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Danger not dander (typo)
Aug 10, 2014

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