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Hello Anonymous,

That is a very good question. Medications are a common source of acute kidney injury.

Risk factors for drug-induced nephrotoxicity are age, specifically individuals older than 60 years, underlying renal insufficiency , volume depletion, diabetes, heart failure, and sepsis.

Drugs associated with causing nephrotoxicity include:
analgesics: acetaminophen, aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

antidepressants/mood stabilizers: Amitriptyline (Elavil*), doxepin (Zonalon), fluoxetine (Prozac),Lithium

antihistamines: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), doxylamine (Unisom)

antimicrobials: Acyclovir (Zovirax), Aminoglycosides

I hope this was the information you are looking for.


April 27, 2015 - 9:24am


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