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Drugs that cause kidney damage

The list of individual drugs that cause kidney damage is so long that it’s hard to collect all of them.Every drug you put into your body passes through your kidneys. If the drug is secreted only through kidney then such drugs will cause more damage to the kidney. Chronic use of drugs can cause severely kidney damage. Here is a list of drugs which we use commonly and can cause kidney damage.










Prevention of drug induced kidney damage.


Drug-induced nephrotoxicity tends to occur more frequently in certain patients and in specific clinical situations. Therefore, successful prevention requires knowledge of patient-related risk factors, drug-related risk factors, and preemptive measures, coupled with vigilance and early intervention.Prevention strategies should target the prescribing and monitoring of potential nephrotoxins in at-risk patients. Whenever possible, risk factors should be corrected before drugs associated with nephrotoxicity are prescribed.In chemotherapy extra fluids may be given intravenously (into a vein) to help flush the products produced when chemotherapy drugs break down from the kidneys.