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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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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?

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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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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If I have kidney disease , and I have a very dry scalp, can I use apple cider vinegar, to help me ?

If I have kidney disease , and I have a very dry scalp, can I use apple cider vinegar, to help me ?

Sure: If your kidney disease upsets your stomach, the vinegar may make it worse. If you're expecting drinking the vinegar to help dry scalp, you're overly optimistic. Applying it topically might help -- your physician may have other suggestions. Apple cider vinegar is promoted as being good for everything, which itself should let you draw a reasonable conclusion. Still, it's interesting. ...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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I have kidney disease, what otc med are safe for me, for my foot pain?

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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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 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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