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Does chronic use of diclofenac sodium leads to kidney failure?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Rarely

Any anti-inflammatory agent can result in kidney failure if not adequately monitored.
Renal function (and other laboratory measures) should be evaluated at least every 3 months and dehydration avoided.

In brief: Rarely

Any anti-inflammatory agent can result in kidney failure if not adequately monitored.
Renal function (and other laboratory measures) should be evaluated at least every 3 months and dehydration avoided.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Very unlikely

In my experience, patients who have normal kidney function at the beginning of therapy do not develop any compromises in kidney function with longer term use.
That said, anything is possible. Because of this, your doctor will likely order periodic lab work to screen for any drug-related problems so the med can be stopped before any permanent damage occurs.

In brief: Very unlikely

In my experience, patients who have normal kidney function at the beginning of therapy do not develop any compromises in kidney function with longer term use.
That said, anything is possible. Because of this, your doctor will likely order periodic lab work to screen for any drug-related problems so the med can be stopped before any permanent damage occurs.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Chronic use of any NSAIDs can cause chronic kidney disease
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Chronic use of any non steroidal anti inflammatory drug can cause chronic kidney disease.
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