TOP TEN DRUGS THAT CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE
The list of individual drugs that cause kidney damage is so long that it’s hard to decide on the top ten. So I’ve chosen to list them by type of drug: antibiotic, analgesic, etc.
Antibiotics including methicillin, ciprofloxacin, sulfonamides, and vancomycin, as they put extra strain on kidneys in the process of elimination from the body. However, this class of drugs are safe as long as taken in a dose adjusted to the level of your kidneys’ function.
Analgesics,Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID): aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and others available only by prescription.
COX-2 inhibitors, including celecoxib (mark name Celebrex). Two medications in this class have as of now been pulled back from the market on account of cardiovascular poisonous quality: rofecoxib (mark name Vioxx), and valdecoxib (mark name Bextra). These medications are an extraordinary class of NSAID and were produced to be more secure for the stomach, however have an indistinguishable hazard from different NSAIDs accomplish for kidney harm.
Heartburn including proton pump inhibitor class. They include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (Rabecid, Aciphex), esomeprazole (Nexium, Esotrex).
High blood pressure drugs like captopril
Rheumatoid joint pain drugs, including infliximab (brand name Remicade); chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, which are utilized to treat intestinal sickness and systemic lupus erythematosus and in addition rheumatoid joint inflammation.
Lithium included in the treatment of bipolar disorder.
Anticonvulsants including phenytoin (mark name Dilantin) and trimethadione (mark name Tridione), used to treat seizures, and also different conditions.
Chemotherapy drugs including interferons, pamidronate, cisplatin, carboplatin, cyclosporine, tacrolimus, quinine, mitomycin C, bevacizumab, bevacizumab, cisplatin, and methotrexate.