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Which Antibiotics Can Be Used for IgA Nephropathy Patients

Which Antibiotics Can Be Used for IgA Nephropathy PatientsBecause of immune disorder and use of steroids and immunosuppressants, IgA Nephropathy patients are at a risk of infections such as upper respiratory infections and urinary tract infections. To manage them, patients may need to take antibiotics. Then, which antibiotics can help treat infections for IgA Nephropathy patients?

Antibiotics for patients with IgA Nephropathy

When immune system works abnormally, they are unable to fight against harmful substances. IgA Nephropathy occurs when the body produces more immunoglobulin A (IgA) that builds up in kidneys and causes inflammatory reactions. Because immune system becomes abnormal, bacteria and virus have a chance to attack the body, resulting in infections.

To inhibit inflammatory reactions within kidneys, steroids and immunosuppressants are used commonly. However, these medicines work through weakening immune system. This is another cause of infections.

Antibiotics are medicines that can help manage infections, but most of them are mainly excreted by kidneys and may be highly nephrotoxic. Therefore, patients with IgA Nephropathy should avoid some antibiotics, such as rifampin, sulfonamides, amphotericin B, aminoglycosides, bacitracin, foscarnet, neomycin, acyclovir, pentamidine, polymyxin, vancomycin, quinolones, refamipin, tetracycline, and so on. Besides, patients had better choose some antibiotics which are not excreted by kidneys.

Since there are so many antibiotics in clinic, we are unable to list them one by one. If it is necessary for you to take antibiotics, you can consult our doctor or leave a message to kidneyservice@hotmail.com.

How to improve immune system and kidney function?

Now, we have know it is low immune system that increases the risk of infection, cold and fever, so we should try to improve immune system, and low kidney function is the root cause. Therefore, patients should take some natural remedies to improve their overall health condition. Seek help from the doctor online, so kidney experts here can give you some suggestions.

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