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Doctor insights on: Why Can It Be Dangerous To Administer Drugs To Patients In Renal Failure

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Why can it be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

Why can it be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

Medications in RF: Many medications and/or the byproducts that come from taking a medication have to get out of your body by way of your kidneys. Also, some medications can, at high levels in your blood, damage your kidneys. Virtually every drug given to a renal failure patient needs to first be looked at from the standpoint of the need to alter dosing before being given. This is really important. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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How do I find out why can it sometimes be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

How do I find out why can it sometimes be dangerous to administer drugs to patients in renal failure?

See your doctor!: Because many drugs are cleared from the body thru kidney into the urine so it passes thru kidneys and can affect the kidneys or it's function! kidney failure if present can worsen if drug dose is not reduced appropriately! ...Read more

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Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts ?

Plz tel why renal failure patients should consume low salts ?

BP control: High salt diet promotes water retention which results in elevation in blood pressure and swelling in the legs. The water pills (diuretics) work better if a patient consumes less salt. So if you want good BP control and volume control with less medications than low salt diet is the way to go. ...Read more

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What food can be taken by renal failure patients?

Many: These patients can still eat any foods, but they just need to decrease the amount of potassium and phosphorous containing foods. Just as a diabetic can eat any sweets, they need to limit it. Renal failure patients need to limit total fluids, potassium and phosphorous. If on dialysis, protein is usually encouraged, but if pre-dialysis, high protein intake may not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Why is clofibrate contraindicated in patients with renal failure?

Clofibrate: Clofibrate is a lipd lowering drug that is metabollized in the liver. Those metabolites are excreted in the kidney. When renal failure/insufficiency happens, the drug itself as well as its metabolites build up in the blood. High concentrations of these metabolites can lead to serious side effects including death. So, don't take Clofibrate if you have renal disease. ...Read more

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Can adding baking soda to renal failure patients help?

Yes: Correcting acidosis with sodium bicarbonate has been shown to slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease. Please consult your kidney doctor regarding the appropriate dosage. ...Read more

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How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

How common is renal failure in myeloma patients?

30% dx; 50% life: Around 30% at diagnosis and about 50% throughout disease course. However, this may be less given newer anti-myeloma agents (?). ...Read more

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Why are renal failure patients anemic?

Why are renal failure patients anemic?

Reducerythropoietin : In significant chronic renal failure the hormone erythropoietin is produced in lower amounts. If the anemia is severe and there is no other type of anemia (usually less that 11) and if pt is symptomatic this substance can be given in form of injection (procrit and others). ...Read more

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Does biotin and chromium help patients with renal failure?

Does biotin and chromium help patients with renal failure?

No they do not: And like all other supplements, should be avoided in anyone, particularly someone with renal failure. ...Read more