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If I have nephrotic syndrome is it ok to take Azo for interstitial cystitis?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Azo incresaes risk

Of calcium oxalate and uric acid stones so cautious use is advised.
If you live in desert environment than risk of kidney stones is much higher. Occasional use of azo should be okay if your kidney function is stable. Talk to your kidney doctor about the exact dosing instructions.

In brief: Azo incresaes risk

Of calcium oxalate and uric acid stones so cautious use is advised.
If you live in desert environment than risk of kidney stones is much higher. Occasional use of azo should be okay if your kidney function is stable. Talk to your kidney doctor about the exact dosing instructions.
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cautiously

As long as the kidney function is normal it is okay to take.
However, azo is not safe if there is significant kidney insufficiency. Not every person with nephrotic syndrome has kidney insufficiency, however, a sizeable portion has. Follow up on kidney function during therapy is needed.

In brief: Cautiously

As long as the kidney function is normal it is okay to take.
However, azo is not safe if there is significant kidney insufficiency. Not every person with nephrotic syndrome has kidney insufficiency, however, a sizeable portion has. Follow up on kidney function during therapy is needed.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Probably, but 1st

Check with your nephrologist.

In brief: Probably, but 1st

Check with your nephrologist.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Marisa Johnson
As long as your kidney function is OK you should be safe to take AZO. If you have an elevated BUN and creatinine I would suggest that you speak with your nephrologist before taking it.
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