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Is there any OTC Pills I should avoid since I only have one kidney?

Is there any OTC Pills I should avoid since I only have one kidney?

One kidney: With one kidney you should avoid any thing that would damage the kidney. A good example is any NSAID like ibuprofen or aspirin. ...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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Can acai pill damage your kidney?

Can acai pill damage your kidney?

Unlikely: Acai berries are rich in anti-oxidants which are probably generally beneficial including the kidneys. ...Read more

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What role does kidney play in filtering pills?

What role does kidney play in filtering pills?

Depends on Pill: Some medicines are metabolized (cleared/detoxified) by the liver. Others are filtered and excreted (removed) by the kidney. Still others are metabolized by the liver and then excreted by kidneys. In kidney failure, some medicines will build up to dangerous levels and should not be used. Others can be used but dose must be reduced. ...Read more

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Can there be any pills that help with your liver or kidneys?

Can there be any pills that help with your liver or kidneys?

No: Good diet will help your kidneys and liver. All medicines either are metabolized by liver or kidney, so go for good healthy diet rich in vitamins. Balanced diet ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any pills that help with your liver or kidneys?

Please tell me if there are any pills that help with your liver or kidneys?

No magic pill: The type of pills that can help with your liver or kidneys depend on what type of help your liver or kidneys need. Different conditions require different types of treatments. Generally speaking, there isn't one cure-all medication or pill. Your liver, and to some extent your kidneys, are resilient and can often heal from injury/intoxication just by removing the injury or poison and allow time... ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke pot on diaylisis I take my pills and kidney still has some good function and I don't smoke often?

Is it bad to smoke pot on diaylisis I take my pills and kidney still has some good function and I don't smoke often?

Maybe: You are 19 and if on dialysis you should pursue a Kidney transplant. Most transplant centers may insist patient don't smoke marijuana. There is some risk of lung infection in patients with decreased immune system. Suggest purse a transplant. Best of luck.
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Can I take an abortion pill if I have kidney disease?

Can I take an abortion pill if I have kidney disease?

Probably: Probably should clear it with your renal doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I am on diet and taking a pill named "adipex retard". May I know is it any side effect for my body? Will it spoil my kidney? How long should I stop?

I am on diet and taking a pill named "adipex retard". May I know is it any side effect for my body? Will it spoil my kidney? How long should I stop?

Phentermine: Phentermine can have many side effects, including tachycardia, insomnia, dizziness, constipation, etc. It is metabolized by the liver, so your kidneys won't be directly affected. Most treatment courses last no more than 6 wks; this drug can be habit forming, and dangerous side effects can occur if it is stopped abruptly. Please be sure you are seeing a physician while taking this drug. ...Read more

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I've taken on average about 2-4 Excedrin pills a day for years. (2-4 every 6 hours). How likely are organs damaged? I've had basic blood work and tests done for kidney checkup and no scary results yet

I've taken on average about 2-4 Excedrin pills a day for years. (2-4 every 6 hours). How likely are organs damaged? I've had basic blood work and tests done for kidney checkup and no scary results yet

Well: Everyone is different. So far you are doing OK. At some point in life the results will not be the same. There is no crystal ball as to how long you can keep this up. Speak with your doctor and get bloodwork done regularly (at least once a year) to see any trends that may be happening. ...Read more

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Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Is a 20mg Cialis pill safe for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Cialis in Stage 3: Yes, it is. See your nephrologist and he will tell you that the only absolute contraindication against taking drugs like Cialis is using nitrates. This is because nitrates lower blood pressure by vasodiliation. Kidney function, at any level, is not a problem taking drugs like cialis. ...Read more

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Might cranberry pills cause kidney stones in me or people if used regularly?

Might cranberry pills cause kidney stones in me or people if used regularly?

Not likely: Cranberry pills usually do not contain the oxalates found in cranberry juice. If you have a history of kidney stones, you should be evalauted to find out why you form them and what (if anyhting) can be done to help you prevent them. ...Read more

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Does dessmopressin 2mg pills 2x a day have anything to do with developing calcium kidney stones.

Does dessmopressin 2mg pills 2x a day have anything to do with developing calcium kidney stones.

Concentrate urine: Yes because it cause your urine volume to be reduced and consequently will raise the concentration of calcium oxalate facilitating crystalization if you have a predisposition of excessive calcium absorption of familial nature or a bowel problem with tendency for diarrhea.
Reducing the dose will allow for more dilute urine. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

This is a discussion: You will need to have with your specialist as there are multiple variables which contribute to the necessity to remain on immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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Sister-in-law took 105 pills of 50mg doxapin 24 hours ago. In intensive care now, on ventilator, kidneys shutting down. Prognosis?

Sister-in-law took 105 pills of 50mg doxapin 24 hours ago. In intensive care now, on ventilator, kidneys shutting down. Prognosis?

Not very good: Unfortunately, she is critical and it is unclear if she suffered brain damage or other. I would try to. Make sure that she didn't take anything else by looking at pill bottles. Talk to her doctors for more detailed information. Go in good health. ...Read more

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Hi just a questions I wanted to start a diet pill called proactol plus. But I might have small stone in my kidney would it affect my kidney?

Hi just a questions I wanted to start a diet pill called proactol plus. But I might have small stone in my kidney would it affect my kidney?

Against diet pills: Unless it was prescribed by a physician, I would not take it. Personal trainers these days prescribe and give out those like candy. Most of them are extremely dangerous if not monitored closely. Including suicide, psychosis, etc. And mostly once you get off pills you gain the weight back. ...Read more

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Sorry for bothering, each day drs say different things&giving several pills, today said its alot of inflamation in kidneys, shd drink water, cnt drink it!

Sorry for bothering, each day drs say different things&giving several pills, today said its alot of inflamation in kidneys, shd drink water, cnt drink it!

Seriously concerning: I can't comment on the quality of the health care you've already received, but I am VERY worried about you. Especially, I am seriously concerned that the vomiting you describe is due to acute pyelonephritis -- or that you have vomiting from some other cause and are now in kidney failure. You need to be under the care of a competent physician. Get to a major medical center now. ...Read more

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I will like to know if I can use enhance over-the-counter pill to increase sec drive. I had a kidney transplant 2 years ago. And I got diabetes and BP?

I will like to know if I can use enhance over-the-counter pill to increase sec drive. I had a kidney transplant 2 years ago. And I got diabetes and BP?

Do not use: These do not work and may have side effects or interact with other meds you are on. These meds are not FDA approved and may contain unknown ingredients, They are a mimic so don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Cont mom#3! hydromorphone 2mgs as a prn. She's not 1 2 take pills that aren't needed but she's is in so much pain. Can that med cause her kidney 2fail?

Cont mom#3! hydromorphone 2mgs as a prn. She's not 1 2 take pills that aren't needed but she's is in so much pain. Can that med cause her kidney 2fail?

Very unlikely: If she is in addisonian crisis, this alone would explain the pain and kidney problems. This is a very serious condition, and needs close medical monitoring. Decreasing oral steroids too quickly can also cause similar complaints. I think the primary concern should be evaluating her hormonal status, which will help resolve her pain. Keep in touch with her doctor weekly, if not more. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is birth control pills bad for kidney?

Is birth control pills bad for kidney?

Possibly: Can raise BP which can effect kidneys. Also certain conditions can worsen on the pill. Should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Is the contraceptive pill still effective if you are on kidney dialysis?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are effective in preventing pregnancy in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis (d). Most females of child bearing age on d are not all that fertile and may have trouble carrying a baby to term. If they do conceive, they may require daily dialysis until the baby delivers. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?

If I'm anemic can I still donate blood if I don't take iron pills and if I'm on kidney medication?

No: Only in a special situation where an anemic person's blood is urgently needed would anyone want to take an anemic person's blood donation... because it would make the donor even more anemic. Perhaps if an anemic person were the only matching donor remaining in town, and a tranfusion was emergently needed... but that situation should not happen anywhere in modern America. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

I was diagnosed with a 5mm kidney stone and UTI on July 22. On medications and pain pills still have pain just not as bad. What to do?

KIDNEY STONE: Sounds like you are being given the chance to pass the stone which always beats the alternative. I would first recommend that you DRINK, DRINK, and DRINK. Water that is. Lemonade is fine too but you don't want to overdo the calories. Over hydrate yourself so you literally flush that stone out. Secondly, move around as much as you can. Jar it loose and use gravity to your advantage. GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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I've been been using diet pills for almost 5 years and havibg problems with my kidneys recently chronic infections could I be at risk of kidney damage?

I've been been using diet pills for almost 5 years and havibg problems with my kidneys recently chronic infections could I be at risk of kidney damage?

Yes: Unfortunately, that is a possibility - so don't wait - stop the pills! Also work w/ your Dr on recovery of the most liver health possible and learn how to live safely. Healthy eating and exercise may not work fast - but it's healthy! Be careful and you'll be more attractive by far - smart is the new skinny! ...Read more

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I have back pain going into my side that felt like a little less than the kidney stone pain and I had to take a full pain pill. What could this be, what to do?

Probable new stone: Degree of pain caused by kidney stones usually indicates degree of urinary obstruction present in that kidney, ; thus very variable. Some are infectious kidney stones associated with some kidney infection ; pain. Certainly kidney stone needs 2B ruled out first. Other consideration is that pain is musculo-skeletal. Your dr will certainly help. Degree of pain suggests that this isn't an emergency. ...Read more