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Are there any medicines you should avoid if you have donated a kidney?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
5 doctors agree

In brief: NSAIDS

Sold over-the-counter, and used commonly for pain control, the group of medications called nsaids- non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs include aspirin, Naproxen and Ibuprofen (motrin or advil).
They can be quite harmful to kidney function, which is why the label instructions must always be followed. Routine, daily use is probably unwise for anyone. Donors should generally avoid these drugs.

In brief: NSAIDS

Sold over-the-counter, and used commonly for pain control, the group of medications called nsaids- non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs include aspirin, Naproxen and Ibuprofen (motrin or advil).
They can be quite harmful to kidney function, which is why the label instructions must always be followed. Routine, daily use is probably unwise for anyone. Donors should generally avoid these drugs.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes . You should avoid nsaids ( Ibuprofen , etc) or any other nephrotoxic medications.

In brief: Yes

Yes . You should avoid nsaids ( Ibuprofen , etc) or any other nephrotoxic medications.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are a number of classes of drugs that are nephrotoxic (can injure kidneys).
You should discuss this issue with your doctors before you take any new chronic medication.

In brief: Yes

There are a number of classes of drugs that are nephrotoxic (can injure kidneys).
You should discuss this issue with your doctors before you take any new chronic medication.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Richard Sarle
You should be checked by your primary MD on a regular basis....any new medications that you take and any Xray TEST requiring contrast should be cleared by your doctor...
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Certain medications are processed by the kidney and may cause injury if not monitored.
You should discuss all your medications, prescription and over-the-counter with your physician.

In brief: Yes

Certain medications are processed by the kidney and may cause injury if not monitored.
You should discuss all your medications, prescription and over-the-counter with your physician.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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