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Does Prednisone Cause Kidney Damage
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Should not: Ingestion of large amounts of protein (for example protein supplements) should not have any deleterious effects on kidney function if you have normal kidneys. Proteins are broken down and then removed through the kidneys. Therefore, high protein diets tend to make the kidneys work harder and should be avoided in patients with preexisting kidney disease. ...Read more
It can but not: because of the opiate in it - hydrocodone - but rather the acetaminophen (tylenol) that is also included in the pill. Some forms of combination pain pills had as much as 750 mg of tylenol in them, but recent FDA regulations require that no more than 325 mg of tylenol be in any single tablet of combination medications. More than 10 grams (20 extra strength pills) can be lethal, less with alcohol. ...Read more
Renal tubular damage: Cyclosporine is an immune supressing medication used for renal transplant patients. Overtime, this potent medication especially when its levels are high can damage the tubular structure of the kidney. If you are concerned about its use, discuss this issue with your nephrologists or your transplant team. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Always try to distinguish between "kidney" pain and back pain. The kidney lies behind lots of back muscles that are usually more likely to cause pain than the kidneys themselves. Of course problems like kidney stones could cause kidney pain but diabetes is not know to be a cause of kidney pain despite its ability to cause kidney disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage.Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: two of the best, most rigorously conducted and analyzed studies done in the last few years came to nearly identical conclusions: with normal kidney fxn to begin with modern iodine contrast agents used properly do not result in more kidney problems than is seen in the general population of patients who have medical imaging. In severe kidney disease pts some caution is still needed. ...Read more
Strattera (atomoxetine) can: There is no convincing evidence regarding methylphenidate. There are warnings in case reports for strattera, (atomoxetine) but patients recovered from their liver failure. There is no risk with mixed amphetamine salts. To look up any other such medications please go to www.Drugs.Com. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one IM dose of 250 mg of methyl prednisone cause salt rentintion and low potassium? My last potassium level was 3.8 and normal kidney function.
Very unlikely: Contrast can damage the kidney, but that is usually an issue with a person with kidney disease. If your kidneys are healthy the contrast is not likely to harm them. ...Read more
My 82 year old grandmother was taking a medicine in which caused kidney damage an now her heart is off rhythm what should we expect ?
Depends: It would depend on what you mean by her heart is off rhythm. If it's sinus arrhytmia, infrequent premature atrial or ventricular complexes, and she has no symptoms nothing needs to be done. But if she has atrial fibrillation, she may need to be put on meds to control heart rate, to prevent stroke, and possbly control rhythm. If she is passing out due to sick sinus syndrome, a pacemaker is needed. ...Read more
Can chronic psychogenic polydipsia cause irreversible kidney damage ? Any specific type of damage ? Will fluid restrictions resolve damage ?
No. no. yes: No. No. Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many possible causes: Medical conditions such as diabetes, long-standing hypertension, glomerulonephritis--i.e. inflammation of the filtering units of the kidneys often leads to kidney damage. Certain medications (e.g. anti-inflammatory meds, certain antibiotics (aminoglycosides), certain chemicals, prolonged obstruction of urine flow and prolonged dehydration or poor blood flow can cause kidney damage as well. ...Read more
It can: All idodinated contrast agents used for radiographs can cause kidney injury. The risk is proportional to your level of renal function and they should be avoided if kidney function is impaired. If it is absolutely necessary to use them special preparations to reduce the risk can be taken. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stones: It really depends on where the stone is. Some stones last for years and never cause any issues. Others, especially those that obstruct the ureters, can cause blockage to the outflow of urine and result in kidney damage. It can start causing scaring of the kidney in a few weeks. If both ureters are blocked, you can go into acute renal failure in a few days (usually temporary). ...Read more
Maybe: Pseudomonas germs can produce significant injury to the kidneys & urinary tract .It is not a common finding even among kids who get a uti. It often shows up in kids who have been on multiple meds & can come from the intestines. Good monitoring going forward can minimize your child's risks. ...Read more
Rarely: The biggest problem with an overdose of Coumadin (warfarin) is the blood being too thin and you being at high risk for bleeding. There are a few cases (rarely) where patients have had hemorrhage (bleeding) in their kidneys from high Coumadin (warfarin) levels causing kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard supplements cause kidney damage? I am taking "Glucomannan" supplements. Is this safe for my kidney?
Glucomannan.: Not one knows but remember they can and do put what every they want in any supplement. Lead, mercury licorice.. All of which can damage your kidney. ...Read more
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
Kidney damage is a condition that may be due to damage to the blood vessels connected to the kidney or injuries from causes such as tumors and certain medications. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, an inability to urinate, and pain in the back of the upper abdomen on either ...Read more
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