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Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you have kidney disease, nsaids like alleve and Advil can further worsen your kidney disease or increase your blood pressure. Therefore these medicines should be avoided in patients with ckd. If you have pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) would be your safest option. ...Read more

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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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End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?

End stage kidney disease(pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then.Noticed redness of skin in the leg.Is the drug safe?

PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read more

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What pain medications can I take for gout when I have kidney disease?

What pain medications can I take for gout when I have kidney disease?

Prednisone: Prednisone can be taken or the affected joint can be aspirated and injected with cortisone. The ultimate treatment is to take a med to normalize the serum uric acid and prevent future attacks. With significant renal failure, uloric would be my drug of choice. ...Read more

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If I have chronic kidney disease, do I need to take medication as well?

If I have chronic kidney disease, do I need to take medication as well?

CKD medications: With all medical conditions medicine should only be used if absolutely neccesary, since all medicine has some risk of toxicity. In ckd meds can help, especially in more advanced stages or certain complications. Meds may be used for blood pressure control, renal protection, regulation of mineral metabolism, or help with anemia. But some patients can do great with careful diet and exercise alone. ...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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Is it safe to have another child after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease?

Is it safe to have another child after being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease?

Yes: Your ability to get pregnant, as well as the outcomes of your pregnancy will depend on the extent of your ckd. Early stage ckd should not affect the outcomes, but you should see a nephrologist as part of your care. Be mindful that pregnancy itself can make your ckd worse. However, if you receive the right care, nothing should stop you from having a child. Even patients on dialysis have kids! ...Read more

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I have the beginning stages of kidney disease. is taking 50 mg of Viagra (sildenafil) safe?

I have the beginning stages of kidney disease. is taking 50 mg of Viagra (sildenafil) safe?

Here are someā€¦: Taking Viagra (sildenafil) 50 or 100 mg is okay as long as being tolerable and without contraindication. More? Ask the prescribing doctor for specific details timely. ...Read more

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Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Why are patients with chronic kidney disease at higher risk for drug related complications?

Kidneys filter drugs: When Chronic kidney disease is diagnosed kidney function have already dwindled. One of the many functions of kidneys is to filters drugs and their metabolic products into urine and excrete them. When that function is compromised, complications arise frequently. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Is it safe to get pregnant if I have a kidney disease?

Yes: There are many types of kidney disease, and many ranges of severity. Your nephrologist is crucial in getting your renal function stable, and your medications should be reviewed by your obstetrician. If you've had a kidney transplant, experts recommend waiting at least one to two years (depending on donor) before attempting pregnancy. Unfortunately, pregnancy is very rare in dialysis patients. ...Read more

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Is it normal to just stop taking your thyroid medication because you have kidney disease?

Is it normal to just stop taking your thyroid medication because you have kidney disease?

No: Hi. No, it's not. You need to talk with your doc and have the reason for stopping your thyroid explained to you, and the plan for moving ahead. Good luck! ...Read more

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32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasound basically..and of course following BUN, creatinine and GFR. Reno-vascular HTN is treated so not to contribute to this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5mg of Cialis for daily use for a man with stage 3 kidney disease?

Check with your doc.: This dose is appropriate for your degree of kidney dysfunction, however many people with chronic kidney disease also take medications that could have significant interactions with cialis. Also other disorders such as heart disease common in patients with kidney disease may limit your use of this medication. I urge you to check with your doctor to make sure that Cialis is safe for you. Take care. ...Read more

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With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?

Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more

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I have kidney disease, what otc med are safe for me, for my foot pain?

Avoid nsaids: Advil, (ibuprofen) motrion, naproxen are not good for kidney disease.These meds are known as NSAIDS.AVOID THESE.Consult your MD for meds that does not affect kidney function ...Read more

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Is grape seed extract safe for people with kidney disease?

Grape seed extract: Is a good water soluble anitoxidant, ANS should be safe for kidneys. It would be prudent with any change in supplementation to check kidney function on a regular basisi. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any of the high blood pressure medications?

Is there a risk of kidney disease, taking any  of the high blood pressure medications?

BP med: Kidney disease is not induced by BP medication, unless an allergic reaction evolved. This is very rare. Lisinopril is a terrific BP lowering med; it preserves kidney tissue from hypertensive damage; lisinopril and other ACEI can result in a reduction in kidney function that is transient and is due to arterial disease in the kidney arteries; thus cautions accompany ACEI Rx and Docs must check lab ...Read more

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Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


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