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Drugs and Kidney Disease

medicationAmong the miscellaneous are the medications that affect the kidney such as the group called anti inflammatory medication (over the counter such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, etc are in this group), intravenous iodine contrast used for CTs, certain antibiotics, cancer medications, etc. Medications are increasingly recognized as cause of kidney disease, patients with kidney disease are always advised to ask their doctors whether new prescribed medications are not going to harm the kidneys further.