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Is Apixaban nephrotixic what is the dose if serum creatinine is1.7 in 72 yr hypertensive male with paroxysmal Afib & if so what is the alternative?

Is Apixaban nephrotixic what is the dose if serum creatinine is1.7 in 72 yr hypertensive male with paroxysmal Afib & if so what is the alternative?

Ask prescribing doc: What is his current dose of apixaban? At 5 mg or 2.5 mg twice by mouth daily? For his reported conditions, 2.5 mg twice by mouth daily would be adequate. Of course, always be followed and monitored closely. Before starting a change in its use, always ask the prescribing doctor - not one online since the prescribing knows more about him than anyone online. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Serum Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. In the healthy situation it is cleared by the kidneys. Thus, a rise in creatinine is a sign of ...Read more


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If my serum creatinine increased but within normal range is it certain i will develope ckd?Im so worried to have ckd.

If my serum creatinine increased but within normal range is it certain i will develope ckd?Im so worried to have ckd.

Stop worrying: Jeff, someone has perhaps misled you. Everyone will at some time in his/her life will have creatinine increase -- it always happens at puberty, especially in males, and it happens to any young man who starts a fitness program. These are not thoughts that you should be having -- life's hard enough without this. Please talk frankly with a competent, caring physician. ...Read more

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I have a low serum creatinine of .50 mg/dl . Is it okay . What should I do to increase it . ?

I have a low serum creatinine  of .50 mg/dl . Is it okay . What should I do to increase it . ?

It's OK: Low or normal serum creatinine indicates normal renal function. Elevation in serum creatinine indicates kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine was increases from .90, three years ago to 1.09. Do I have to be worried?I male 22y/o 5'9, 70kgs

My serum creatinine was increases from .90, three years ago to 1.09. Do I have to be worried?I male 22y/o 5'9, 70kgs

Serum creatinine: You probably have no reason to worry. To find out your exact renal function, have a 24 hour urine collected for creatinine clearance and protein. If you have any renal impairment, the 24 hour urine will disclose it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much can dehydration raise serum creatinine?

Depends: It can vary significantly depending on the degree of dehydration. There is not an exact answer to this question. The patients underlying health and baseline kidney function and blood flow are other factors. ...Read more

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What will happen if serum creatinine increases?

Renal function: Serum creatinine is a reflection of kidney function and rising creatinine level indicates deteriorating kidney function. Please consult your doctor to find out why creatinine may be rising and what intervention may be needed. ...Read more

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Male 58,diabetic since last 12 years , heart patient . increase in serum creatinine from 0.98 to 1.4 in five months . does it show CKD ? what to do ?

Male 58,diabetic since last 12 years , heart patient . increase in serum creatinine from 0.98 to 1.4 in five months . does it show CKD ? what to do ?

See doc.: The increase in serum Cr indicates a significant decline in renal function and needs a good explanation. Degree of absolute dysfunction is not possible to estimate without more info. You should see your primary care doc or a nephrologist to help understand the underlying disorder. It could be as simple as dehydration or a medication effect, but could also represent a serious underlying disease. ...Read more

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Urine report shows Protein 15mg/dl, RBC =Occasional, Serum Creatinine increase to 0.81mg/dl from 0.76 in a month. Mild Left Flank Pain. What is this?

Urine report shows Protein 15mg/dl, RBC =Occasional, 
Serum Creatinine increase to 0.81mg/dl from 0.76 in a month. Mild Left Flank Pain. What is this?

Just watch & see...: Your one-time reported difference in urine & blood laboratory findings should not incite worry, just just watch, wait, see, & repeat them in 3 months as needed depending clinical profile may evolve. And if pain in left flank is really from left kidney remains to be seen, but detailed history + physical exam + timely imaging studies such as CT scan or US will help define the myth behind concerns. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more