Medicines damage kidneys
Whatever we eat, drink or inject into our body circulates via blood through our kidneys. This tenet holds true for medicines as well.
All of you know that prescription medicines come with specific dose instructions. These comply with dosing protocols found “safe & effective” after rigorous clinical trials for that drug. The purpose of such fixed dosing is to ensure maximum benefit from the drug & minimize the chances of harmful side effects.
If such medicines are not taken following your healthcare provider’s instructions, or if it is an illegal substance, it can end up harming your kidneys!
Technically, such medicines are termed “Nephrotoxic”.
This article aims to provide an overview of which drugs can cause nephrotoxicity (kidney damage), when and how, plus how to protect yourself against it. Continue reading “Medicines can damage kidneys: Understanding Drug-induced Nephrotoxicity”