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Which pain medications are safe to use if I have kidney disease?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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In brief: Avoid

NSAIDs as you seem to know.
You can use acetaminophen(tylenol) as long as you don't exceed the recommended maximum dose of 3000 to 3500mg in 24hrs. because of the dander of liver failure.This is VERY important.If the pain is more severe you will need prescription meds.Good luck.

In brief: Avoid

NSAIDs as you seem to know.
You can use acetaminophen(tylenol) as long as you don't exceed the recommended maximum dose of 3000 to 3500mg in 24hrs. because of the dander of liver failure.This is VERY important.If the pain is more severe you will need prescription meds.Good luck.
Dr. Michael Michaels
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Danger not dander (typo)
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