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What are some medications that can cause acute renal failure?
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Dr. Anthony Cusano
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Lidney Toxic meds
Otc meds that are often toxic are nsaids like Motrin alleve and Aspirin (not low dose).
Antihistamine decongestants can cause urinary retention in men with large prostates. Some prescription hypertension meds can shut down the kidney (ace or renin inhibitors or blockers). Some antibiotics, psychiatric and chemotherapy meds are directly toxic. Many drugs can cause allergic kidney reactions.

In brief: Lidney Toxic meds
Otc meds that are often toxic are nsaids like Motrin alleve and Aspirin (not low dose).
Antihistamine decongestants can cause urinary retention in men with large prostates. Some prescription hypertension meds can shut down the kidney (ace or renin inhibitors or blockers). Some antibiotics, psychiatric and chemotherapy meds are directly toxic. Many drugs can cause allergic kidney reactions.
Dr. Anthony Cusano
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Meds and ARF
The list is huge so go to this reliable website and see the variety: http://www.
Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/medications-that-can-cause-acute-renal-failure. The list includes antibiotics, blood pressure medicines, illicit drugs, even commonly used ibuprofen. When you see this list you will really be amazed. Luckily, the incidence of ARF with medications is pretty low.

In brief: Meds and ARF
The list is huge so go to this reliable website and see the variety: http://www.
Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/medications-that-can-cause-acute-renal-failure. The list includes antibiotics, blood pressure medicines, illicit drugs, even commonly used ibuprofen. When you see this list you will really be amazed. Luckily, the incidence of ARF with medications is pretty low.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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