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Can dosing vancomycin too fast cause renal failure?

Can dosing vancomycin too fast cause renal failure?

Usually not: It causes flushing and not feeling well. However, if someone allergic to any drug he/she could develop renal failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Are antibiotic vancomycin safe if renal failure and elderly?

Are antibiotic vancomycin safe if renal failure and elderly?

Yes: Vancomycin can safely be given to an elderly renal failure patient if it is prescribed by a physician knowledgable in its pharmacodynamics and who checks trough levels in the steady state to be sure they are between 15 -20 mcg/ml. ...Read more

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Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Mothers diagnosis liver & kidney failure and developed vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Is this contagious , should I worry? They said its in her urine.

Yes.: In the hospital we use gloves and isolation while taking care of patients with vre as it can be spread if you come in contact with the infected bodily fluid andhave an open wound or cut. We try to avoid spreading it to immunosuppressed patients since it is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause renal failure?

Can herpes cause renal failure?

Have not seen that: I have not seen herpes cause renal failure, but sometimes strange things can happen to an unlucky person with any disease. The medications to treat herpes, such as Acyclovir and valtrex, (valacyclovir) can cause renal failure if a patient already has decreased renal function, is taking large doses of the anti-virals, or is taking other medications (that also affect the kidneys) at the same time. ...Read more

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What causes itching in renal failure?

What causes itching in renal failure?

Increase urea levels: The kidneys are the cleansing organs through which all the blood flows in and dangerous by products of the body are filtered and removed through the urine. Everything the body needs is returned to the blood from the kidneys. As the kidneys fail, a protein breakdown product called urea builds up, and when high enough builds up in the skin causing itching. Transplant and/or dialysis may follow. ...Read more

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If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

If untreated can herpes cause renal failure?

Doubt it: Herpes can do some odd things, but i've not encountered renal failure from it. People w/genital herpes may choose not to treat it, either because they don't have symptoms or because their symptoms are so mild. For most of the 50 million americans with genital herpes, the infection is an annoyance, and can be emotionally or socially bothersome, but is rarely a serious infection. ...Read more

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Can consuming too much salt cause renal failure. If not what causes renal failure?

Can consuming too much salt cause renal failure. If not what causes renal failure?

Renal failure: Your question cannot be answered in 400 characters. Please go to this link to answer your question: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/kidney_failure/page2.Htm#what_causes_kidney_failure. ...Read more

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How can nsaids cause renal failure?

How can nsaids cause renal failure?

Prostaglandins: Nsaids inhibit prostaglandins, the bad ones that cause inflammation but also the good ones that help make your stomach coating and help maintain good blood flow in the kidneys. Over time, chronic NSAID use can cause kidney failure. ...Read more

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How does tenofovir cause renal failure ?

Accumulation: Tenofovir, or viread, (tenofovir) is a powerful antiviral medication for hiv. It has, in rare cases, been thought to contribute to renal failure. The thought is that the drug and metabolites of the drug accumulate in the tubule of the kidneys, causing damage to the filtering system. However, some studies have shown that tenovir is no more toxic than other antivirals. ...Read more

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What are the causes of renal failure?

What are the causes of renal failure?

Multiple causes: I concur with dr. Griffiths' answer in general. However, one of very common and important cause should be added, namely poorly controlled diabetes. Among the kidney diseases, minimal change lesion is very unlikely to lead to renal failure. ...Read more

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