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My kidneys are working but not great due to hbp/ what antibiotic can I take without it doing considerable damage?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Most are ok

Most antibiotics are safe for the kidneys.
The most toxic antibiotic to kidneys is gentamicin. This antibiotic falls into a category of drugs called aminoglycosides. If these drugs have to be use their levels should be followed very closely. In addition, penicillin cephalosporins and quinolones such as Ciprofloxacin can cause allergic reactions leading to kidney decline.

In brief: Most are ok

Most antibiotics are safe for the kidneys.
The most toxic antibiotic to kidneys is gentamicin. This antibiotic falls into a category of drugs called aminoglycosides. If these drugs have to be use their levels should be followed very closely. In addition, penicillin cephalosporins and quinolones such as Ciprofloxacin can cause allergic reactions leading to kidney decline.
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