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Kidney Damage And Celebrex Oral
Yes, but unlikely: Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug. All nsaids have the potential to cause kidney injury (nephrotoxicity) and elevated liver enzymes (hepatoxicity). Both would be uncommon if used as prescribed in a healthy person, more concerning would be the risk of stomach bleeding. At your age, you should work with your pt to resolve the pain so as to be able to stop taking nsaids in the long run. ...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
Very unlikely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not really.: Warfarin interferes with your body's ability to clot blood, so it is useful in people who have blood clots or in those who my be susceptible to abnormal clotting. In very very rare cases, warfarin may have been associated with a type of kidney damage, but this association is not well understood and even controversial as to its very existence. Routine monitoring of kidney function is adequate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your doctor: There many types of "liver disease." you have to ask your gi/liver doctor what meds are best/worst for you. Your doctor will be able to give you a very clear list. ...Read more
I have a maintenance of METOPROLOL, CLONAZEPAM, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, and SILYMARIN. Are these nephrotoxic? Will these damage my kidneys?
There are always: individual differences, particularly in herbal medications, but none of these medications or herbs are known to be particularly toxic to kidneys. Potassum chloride is usually not necessary unless you are on a diuretic. If your blood tests show a low potassium level, your doctor should be looking for a cause and doing additional tests and not just giving you potassium. I ...Read more
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
What can be taken for bad muscle and joint pain besides nsaids? nephrologist and gastroenterologist both said no nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help
Try topical therapy: To minimize side effects, topical therapy like heat, massage, capsaicin cream &lidocaine patches are often helpful. It's important to remember that some degree of musculoskeletal discomfort is to be expected with age, and getting our mind to focus on other things is really important. Gradual exercise helps. Stronger pain meds should be used only occasionally due to life-threatening side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Taking 600mg ibuprofen 3x day and colchicine for pericarditis & beta blocker for tachicardia. How dangerous are nsaids as far as liver/kidney damage?
See below: All medications are potentially dangerous.You only take them considering risks and benefits. Nsaid's are known to cause kidney and liver problems and their effect should be monitored. If your medical problem requires the therapy with no other good options , you take the medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the dangers of a patient in 4th stage kidney failure with diabetic neuropathy taking trepilene and lyrica (pregabalin)?
Absolutely: This entity, called analgesic nephropathy, was in fact one of the most common reason for people developing kidney failure and needing dialysis. I wrote a detailed article on this. Here is a link: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain.Html. ...Read more
Immune to oral antibiotics, weekly gentamiacin injections not killing kidney and bladder infections. Kidney stone removal far off, will that help?
Can a ACE test be used to check kidney function on ACE inhibitors?As drugs like ibuprofen and potassium build ups affect blood through kidneys?
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