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What Drugs Can Elevated Creatinine Levels
Why do you ask?: If it's just from bodybuilding, ignore it. When I was lifting weights daily, I ran 1.6-1.8. Same applies if you've got a lot of muscle because you're overweight. Otherwise, get with your physician about why your kidneys may not be working to capacity. Very often it's meds -- ibuprofen is infamous. How's your BUN and urinalysis? Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Normal serum creatinine ranges from 0.7- 1.5 mg /dl in many labs, however one should review the normal range in their lab report. Creatinine is a byproduct of muscle metabolism and is excreted by the kidneys. High serum creatinine generally indicate kidney damage.High levels can be seen in muscle damage, people who consume creatine supplements.Review the lab report with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: While very uncommon, all of the statin drugs have been known to cause muscle injury. The release from injured muscle of a substance called myoglobin can plug up the kidneys and cause the creatinine to rise. However, under those circumstances there is usually significant muscle pain or weakness and often the urine has a reddish appearance. Also a muscle enzyme (CPK) will be strikingly elevated. ...Read more
Depends on drug: Many drugs are excreted by the kidneys and doses of those drugs need to be adjusted in people with elevated BUN/Cr. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Gout, caused by uric acid crystals in joints, due to abnormal metabolism of purines ( protein breakdown product), can cause kidney damage over time. Relatively uncommon in gout, relatively uncommon cause of kidney damage. Lots of causes for increased creatinine. See md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told i diluted. I am worrie
The : The most common reason for low creatinine is that you drink a lot of fluids. It is not abnormal to have low creatinine, it's just that the people doing the lab test want the urine concentrated enough that it can pick up trace amounts of the drugs they are testing for. Dilute urine= less of drug in urine sample. Some people have a medical condition that makes them unable to concentrate their urine (low levels of adh, anti-diuretic hormone) release from the pituitary gland. If you don't have this condition, then on test days avoid liquids (sips ok, glasses not ok) until after the urine test. Best results would be to avoid liquids 4 hours before test. If creatinine is still low, you might want to see an endocrinologist to evaluate for low adh. If the doctor can validate this, then your employer can't legally hassle you about your low creatinine. ...Read more
See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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