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What Narcotic Is Prescribed For Kidney Stones
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
Here are some...: The cause and treatment for kidney stone and gallstone are entirely not the related. There are 3 ways of treating kidney stones including ESWL, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, & transureteroscopic laser lithotripsy, depending on the size of stone, renal anatomical structures, and the availability of professional proficiency and institutional facilities. For treating gallstones, laparoscopic... ...Read more
No..., but...: Kidney stones usually cause no pain as long as not moving. If moving and causing local tissue irritation and urine flow blockage, its related pain can be highly erratic in its onset, degree, duration, and interval. As to reducing stone, i assumed you meant reducing recurrence; if so, maintaining daily urine output > 250cc and decreasing oral consumption of salt, red meat, ; dairy products by >50%. ...Read more
Taking ketorolac, oxy/acetaminophen, flomax, (tamsulosin) zofran to manage kidney stone. No bm for 48 hours. Is this too long? What can I do to have a bm?
Suppositories: YOu can get some glycerin suppositories to help bm. the constipation is from the oxycodone. If you will need it longer start on some bisacodyl and take as instructed on bottle. I would not worry for not having a BM is 48 hours. This is not unusual in the case of narcotics. Best wishes ...Read more
Fluids, pain control: No treatment is necessary if stones are asymptomatic. Should symptoms occur, hydration, pain control, and antibiotics if infection is present usually suffice. Careful monitoring of renal function is necessary. Dietary discretion is advised to avoid recurrence. Occasionally, surgical management such as stenting and more may be necessary if obstructive symptoms develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is harmless!: Liver cysts are rarely symptomatic. Since they are benign they rarely require treatment. If it becomes very large and causes symptoms, then surgical intervention may be needed but it must be done with due caution and avoided as long as possible. ...Read more
Based on urine cx's: Usually the treatment is based on what the urine culture shows (e.g. What bacteria in the urine is causing the cystitis). Dosages of antibiobitics that can affect renal function will need to be adjusted for degree of kidney insufficiency. However, most of the antibiotics used to treat bacterial cystitis do not have to be adjusted for mild renal damage. ...Read more
It depends: In severe kidney damage the ace inhibitors and arbs can cause dangerous rise in potassium levels but in earlier disease when you have mainly protein in the urine they are the best. Drugs for late stages would be calcium and beta blockers and diuretics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not stones: Meth use does more than cause kidney stones -- it can kill your kidneys and the rest of your organs too. Depending on which prescription pain killers you're talking about, this is extremely dangerous also. If you got very dehydrated during your substance abuse, kidney stones would be possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between K-citrate and Ca-citrate for kidney stone patients? What is faxomax?
Stones: K-Cit is better absorbed from the intestine, compared to Ca-Cit. However in patients who have poor kidney function or are on certain blood pressure medications, K-Cit can make the blood potassium increase to potentially deadly levels. The main component in both is the citrate, which is a stone inhibitor. Flomax, (tamsulosin) for stones, causes the ureter to dilate increasing chances of passing stone. ...Read more
Yes,may be: well it is what is called NSAID and it could be a powerful medication for pain but it is used to take care more of a chronic pain vs the acute pain that is associated with kidney stone so it depend how dag the pain is NSAID good medicine the long use of it could cause damages to the kidney and possible liver and as we get older it should not been used to our geriatric patient for the toxic effect ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on problem: Diet restriction depends on the problem. Chronic kidney disease- usually sodium, potassium, and some protein restriction; possibly phosphorus restriction. Stone disease usually increased water intake. Always check with your doctor and may be nephrologist before making any changes in the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fentanyl dangerous for liver and kidney I used codeine before which of these is best for the liver and kidneys?
Used as prescribed,: both should be relatively safe for healthy liver and kidneys. To exert it's action, codeine needs to be converted into morphine by the liver, fentanyl acts directly. Biodegradation and elimination of both can be impaired in presence of significant liver and kidney disease, but they shouldn't by themselves be the cause of it. ...Read more
Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
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