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Many medicines may impair kidney function and cause kidney
damage. And if your kidneys aren't working well, medicines can build up in your body. If you have
chronic kidney disease, your doctor may advise you to
continue to take a medicine but may change how much you take. Or you may change to a different medicine. Don't stop taking any prescription medicines without talking to your doctor first.
It is important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about
all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products
that you take. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
Some examples of common medicines that may need to be avoided, adjusted, or changed:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerTushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
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