Pain Meds vs Kidneys
I'm pretty new to Kidney Desease and a Diabetic, but I've just been wondering what over-the-counter pain med (like aspirin, ibuprofen, nsaids such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Ecotrin, etc. ) is the LEAST harmful to my Kidneys, if any.
Stay away from NSAIDs, Ibuprofen and only occasionally take a Tylenol or Aspirin. Speak to your physician before starting anything.
Welcome Back, Mr._Kidney!
Aspirin is considered part of the NSAID's. Check with your doctor.
Many suffering from CKD also have underlying heart issues and a low dose aspirin regimen (81mg) can be taken if recommended by your cardiologist. Yes, aspirin is part of the NSAID family but it is a non-steroidal one and that makes the choice up to the patient. For every other pain and or ache that's where Tylenol comes in. Even then check with your doctor. Continued use of Tylenol can lead to liver issues if overdone.
Don't understand your answer Mr. Kidney about aspirin. Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory drug so how is aspirin, if it is an Nsaid, different?
A low dose of aspirin is often recommended by cardiologists for someone with certain heart issues, is often prescribed because of the researched based results of the benefits of that regime. Aspirin is a part of the NSAIDS family but at that dose the final decision is up to the individual..."Do I take that small a dose to help protect my heart or do I worry more about advancing my CKD?"
All I'm saying is that don't accept things from any physician without your own due diligence. You make the final call.
Welcome! I’m sorry to hear that you are having to experience kidney disease. But it’s great to hear you asking questions about it because, let’s face it, knowledge is power. Mr_Kidney gave great advice about the pain meds. Your safest bet when it comes to pain management is acetaminophen. And absolutely steer clear of NSAIDS. They are very toxic to the kidneys.
Good luck! And be well
Unfortunately, Advil, Motrin etc. are a thing of the past with kidney issues.
To my knowledge, Tylenol is the safest pain reliever.
Honestly, I would double check with your doctor as part of your treatment plan.
It will all be good!
I would repeat what the others have said. My nephrologist says Tylenol only, and only as needed.
My Doctor says the same and prescribes I take Tylenol in smallest dose that works for my osteoarthritis.
Never use anything other than Tylenol according to my doctor.
Pain Meds: ACETAMINOPHEN 500mg works with everything I’ve read abt people w/CKD
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