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Top 16 Drugs That Cause Kidney Damage: Please Share For Awareness

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

nephrotoxic drugs

1. Antibiotics

Including: ciprofloxacin, methicillin, vancomycin, aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, amphotericin B, bacitracin, and sulfonamides.

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2. Analgesics

Including: acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and other prescription and non-prescription painkillers.

3. COX-2 Inhibitors

Including: celecoxib (Celebrex), rofecoxib (Vioxx), and valdecoxib (Bextra).

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4. Heartburn Drugs

Including: proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (Rabecid, Aciphex), and esomeprazole (Nexium, Esotrex).

5. Antiviral Drugs

Including: acyclovir (Zovirax), used to treat herpes infection, and indinavir, ritonavir, and tenofovir, all used to treat HIV.

6. High Blood Pressure Drugs

Including: captopril (Capoten), lisinopril, ramipril, and angiotensin receptor blockers like candesartan and valsartan.

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7. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Including: infliximab (Remicade), chloroquine, and hydroxychloroquine, which are used to treat malaria and systemic lupus erythematosus as well as rheumatoid arthritis.

8. Bipolar Disorder Drugs

Including: Lithium

9. Anticonvulsants

Including: phenytoin (Dilantin) and trimethadione (Tridione).

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