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Can recreational drugs hurt my kidneys?

Can recreational drugs hurt my kidneys?

Yes: Recreational drugs are metabolized through the liver, kidneys, or both. Thus drug use can very easily damage these organs. ...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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Help please! what drugs are bad for your kidneys?

Help please! what drugs are bad for your kidneys?

Long list: Even medications like advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) if taken multiple times a day for years can affect kidney function. ...Read more

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Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver? I'm very worried .

Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver?  I'm very worried .

What drugs you take?: It would be helpful to know what drugs concern you. Many drugs are broken down, converted, activated by first-pass metabolism through the liver. Some drugs and/or their byproducts are excreted by the kidneys. Toxicity to these respective organs is very specific to the drugs themselves, their doses, and their indications. ...Read more

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Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver? I'm very worried .

Depends: It depends on what drugs your are taking. Some drugs are associated with kidney/liver damage. If there is a question, get checked out. ...Read more

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Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver? I'm very worried .

Do the drugs I take have bad effects on my kidneys and/or liver?  I'm very worried .

What are you using?: What are these substances and/or medications?What condition(s) do they treat? What specific worries do you have about your kidneys and liver? Did you have problems in the past? Do you have symptoms or have old ones return? Be an activated patient. Speak with your doctor about risks, benefits, alternatives, any other issue. Collaborate and create a treatment plan that addresses your concerns. ...Read more

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I google the ? and it said that kidney infeaton can give the wrong reading for drug test

I google the ? and it said that kidney infeaton can give the wrong reading for drug test

You would have to: tell us which drug test you are referring to - for us to give helpful feedback. Are you asking for confirmation of this? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What drugs for the kidneys interact with cialis?

What drugs for the kidneys interact with cialis?

None really: Concommitant use of BP meds can cause BP to drop. In more advanced kidney disease it should not be used. ...Read more

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If you are born with one kidney would you be more sensitive to alcohol or drugs?

If you are born with one kidney would you be more sensitive to alcohol or drugs?

Generally not: Alcohol and many drugs are processed by the liver to a form (/metabolite) that can be excreted by the kidney. Most people with solitary kidney have normal urine output and kidney-related blood tests (bun & creatine). It is a concern if you get infection / trauma / drugs processed by kidney, as do not have "back up". ...Read more