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Can you improve your kidney function by discontinuing harmful nsaids?

Can you improve your kidney function by discontinuing harmful nsaids?

See below: Nsaid's example advil, Aleve Celebrex (celecoxib) can cause kidney injury. Stopping their use can potentially improove kidney function and /or prevent further damage. Your doctor can advise benefits vs risks. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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For kidney function how harmful are nsaids?

Can be bad: Nsaids are commonly used meds & can be obtained over the counter, so a great question! By themselves, they cause a change in an important chemical pathway that helps kidneys regulate their blood flow, so if someone has a problem already they can make it worse. Combining with some common BP meds, the ace inhibitors can cause kidney failure so be careful. Nsaids are a common cause kidney damage. ...Read more

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RX NSAID's or RX Corticosteriods easier on the kidneys? I know they both affect the Kidneys, but which one is better for decreased kidney function?

RX NSAID's or RX Corticosteriods easier on the kidneys? I know they both affect the Kidneys, but which one is better for decreased kidney function?

Same medicine: OTC medicines are the same chemicals as the prescription medicines. NSAIDs have stronger side effects by the milligram dosing. Example would be OTC Ibuprofen of 200 mg versus prescription being 600 or 800. The side effects are dose intensified. ...Read more

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I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read more

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Why are NSAIDs bad to the kidneys? Please explain.

Why are NSAIDs bad to the kidneys? Please explain.

Prostaglandins (PGs): NSAIDs inhibit renal localized PGs that enhance the dilation of the renal afferent arteriole. That means that that normally, PGs keep the blood flowing nicely to the kidney. NSAIDs inhibit that effect, thus allowing less blood into the kidney resulting in injury. Elderly people are far more prone to this kidney injury than younger people, as the elderly have less reserve. ...Read more

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I know all NSAID are hard on the Kidneys. But, which OTC NSAID is easiest? Please give direct answer no "beating around the bush PLEASE" Thank you!

I know all NSAID are hard on the Kidneys. But, which OTC NSAID is easiest? Please give direct answer no "beating around the bush PLEASE" Thank you!

NSAIDS and kidneys: All NSAIDS even the ones bought over the counter can cause kidney damage especially if taken for long periods of time or if you have underlying kidney disease. None are safer than the other. If you have chronic pain and are taking them for a prolonged period of time, you should have your kidney function monitored periodically. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and aspirin are safe alternatives. ...Read more

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Which OTC NSAIDS are bad for the kidneys and which are bad for the liver?

Which OTC NSAIDS are bad for the kidneys and which are bad for the liver?

Drugs: Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be bad for your liver but all the NSAIDS may be bad for your kidneys, if abused ...Read more

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Which OTC nsaid is safest on your stomach? What about on kidneys? And which is most effective?

Which OTC nsaid is safest on your stomach? What about on kidneys? And which is most effective?

NSAID medication: They are in general all the same for both side effects and effects on the kidney. There is not one particular brand better than the other. If one takes the recommended dose or lower there is less likelihood of trouble from these medications. ...Read more

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If polycystic kidney patients should not take nsaids, what are recommended alternative painkillers?

A few options: Acetaminophen is safe doses may provide some relief for general pains and aches. Depending on type of pain, topical analgesic cream/patches or local injection may be safe and effective. For severe pain from mass effect from the pcos, narcotic analgesics may have to be employed. Discuss with nephrologist/pain management. Certain nerve blocks may be an option. ...Read more

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Is aspirin in low dose the safest NSAID that causes less harm to the kidneys and liver?

Is aspirin in low dose the safest NSAID that causes less harm to the kidneys and liver?

Not sure.: All of the NSAID's carry approximately the same toxicity when given at equivalent dose. The major concern is renal and not liver toxicity. ...Read more

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If you have level 3 to 4 chrondomalacia, will you need to take daily nsaids the rest of your life?  will  this cause kidney/liver probs?

If you have level 3 to 4 chrondomalacia, will you need to take daily nsaids the rest of your life?  will  this cause kidney/liver probs?

It can: All nsaids reduce kidney function. If you stay within the recommended daily dose and have normal kidney function and get tested at your dr's recommended intervals you should be O.K. ...Read more

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Can kidney damage from nsaid's be reversed if person stops taking them? Is acetaminophen okay if you suspect disease of ur kidney? Thank you drs!

Can kidney damage from nsaid's be reversed if person stops taking them? Is acetaminophen okay if you suspect disease of ur kidney? Thank you drs!

Yes and yes: Nsaid related injury usually reversible. Acetaminophen has a cumulative toxicity on the kidney but only after prolonged use. Ie at maximum strength used daily over several decades, it can cause kidney injury but is considered safe for the kidney even if you have advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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If my kidney failure leads to haemodialysis, are there some nsaids filtrated by the dialysis machine (and so used to relieve spondylarthropathy pain)?

If my kidney failure leads to haemodialysis, are there some nsaids filtrated by the dialysis machine (and so used to relieve spondylarthropathy pain)?

The: Dangers on nsaida are gastric ulcer and renal insufficiency, the later not a issue because you are on dialysis. (not so with transplant) so you probably could take, remember other tx for your arthritis are available. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

I have had a kidney transplant 3 years ago and I suffer with osteoarthritis and I would like to take s -adenosylmethionine as I can't take Nsaids will?

Ask nephrologist: S-AME is not generally toxic to the kidneys, but you don't give any other medications or information about the nature of your kidney disease. There is a rare condition called Lesch-Nyan syndrome that can be worsened by s-AME. Your kidney physician and your pharmacist should be your primary source of information, and I recommend against depending solely on online sources. ...Read more

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Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory?

Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory?

It depends: I see that you have both polycystic kidney disease and an enthesopathy, the latter being an illness for which the nsaids are extremely valuable. I have little use for "cookbook medicine" ("people with ___ can't take ___"). Your physician will explain the risks and benefits (relief from pain, you must stay well-hydrated) to using nsaids in our situation. ...Read more

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I am in need of a non nsaid pain reliever due to kidney disease. I have a myopathy and am experiencing pain and welling. What can I take? No prednison

I am in need of a non nsaid pain reliever due to kidney disease. I have a myopathy and am experiencing pain and welling. What can I take? No prednison

Alternatives: Relaxation techniques, cognitive therapy, psychotherapy, east-west integrative medicine (e.g. Acupuncture) should be used in place or as an adjunctive treatment of medications whenever possible. Also there are a number of anti-inflammation diets that you could try.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Been taking NSAID (tylenol/aspirin) for over 10 years often every day. I want to stop. How likely do I have liver and kidney damage?

Been taking NSAID (tylenol/aspirin) for over 10 years often every day. I want to stop. How likely do I have liver and kidney damage?

Depends....: Duration of use is important, but you haven't told us the frequency (once a week, once a day) or dose (1 pill a week, 20 a day?), nor have you shared your co-morbidities (particularly underlying liver or kidney diseases) or predisposing factors (alcohol intake, etc.). Testing is easy to allay your concern--please pursue same through your local doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a NSAID, with acetaminophen, on a regular basis, to avoid using strong pain meds? I have no kidney, stomach, or liver problems.

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Is it safe to take a NSAID, with acetaminophen, on a regular basis, to avoid using strong pain meds? I have no kidney, stomach, or liver problems.

NSAID with tylenol: The key question is for you to ask why are you taking Tylenol and planning to take NSAID on a regular basis? Do you work out a lot? Are you overweight? Do you have migraines or chronic headaches? You might consider seeing your GP about this. ...Read more

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Lower back mild to moderate pain on and off. On NSAIDs and muscle relaxer. 10 days now. How long does it take to heal? Sometimes one side and both.

Lower back mild to moderate pain on and off. On NSAIDs and muscle relaxer. 10 days now. How long does it take to heal? Sometimes one side and both.

Back Pain: Honestly, once you develop back pain, it almost never goes away for ever. Expect it to come and go. An acute flare should get better within 6 weeks. Yes, it sounds like a lot. The person should stay active during that time and be as active as allowable by pain. Buy the person the book....Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno. Its a start ...Read more

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Severe lower back pain, both sides down to buttocks. Can't sit, or straighten back tried nsaids & pain meds, nothin helps lying down ok, hard to get up?

Low back pain: The pain you describe may be related to the lumbar spine or the pelvis and hips. I would recommend a visit to a neurosurgeon or spine specialist who may recommend physical therapy, pain management or an imaging study to evaluate and treat the pain. ...Read more

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I have 4 herniated discs and a bone spur in my lower back, have lost my job, my insurance im in a lot of pain I'm allergic to NSAIDS. Relief options?

I have 4 herniated discs and a bone spur in my lower back, have lost my job, my insurance im in a lot of pain I'm allergic to NSAIDS. Relief options?

No health insurance: In this day & age of Obamacare, there's really no reason anyone should go w/o healthcare, even if you don't have health insurance. Check out http://alvinblin. Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options. Html for low-cost, even free, medical care. Search for physical therapy & other non-drug options for back pain. Risk of addiction & overdose is tremendous w/CDC now pushing back against liberal ...Read more

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What natural or OTC medications will relieve severe lower back pain and severe legs cramps in the back of calves? Discs are herneated and all nsaids not viable

What natural or OTC medications will relieve severe lower back pain and severe legs cramps in the back of calves? Discs are herneated and all nsaids not viable

Not much: If nsaids are not helpful, you've exhausted most otc meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an option, but if that does not help please see your doctor for other options. Also physical therapy can be helpful, otherwise a spin specialist evaluations may be needed. ...Read more

Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more