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Safe Medications for ESRD Patients

Safe Medications for ESRD PatientsWhen patients’ kidney disease progresses into end stage, patients have to take various medications to manage their complications and improve patients’ life quality. Then, patients must want to ask what medications are safe for ESRD patients.

Which type of medication is safe for end stage renal disease patients?

In ESRD, kidneys are only functioning at less than 15%, so mistaken medication may worsen patients’ overall health condition and kidney condition easily. Then, ESRD patients should pay highly attention to the consumption of medicines the below listed.

- Medications have renal toxicity

- Drugs cause severe side effects like damage to cardiovascular health

- Some vitamin supplements

- Diuretics when patients have no urine output

- Most painkillers

According to these requirements, some medications are recommended to manage patients’ health problems, and patients should follow their doctor’s guidance tightly.

Safe medicines for ESRD patients

1. Water-soluble vitamin supplements

Because of poor appetite, medication side effect, vitamin loss during dialysis, and so on, ESRD patients often can’t get enough water-soluble vitamins. Therefore, these patients usually need to take in water-soluble vitamins such as vitamins B1,B2,B6,B12, and so on.

2. Anti-hypertension medications

When diseased kidneys fail to regulate blood pressure, patients are usually at a high risk of high blood pressure, so patients need to take anti-hypertensive medications. ACEI, ARBs, CCBS, etc, are common anti-hypertensive drugs.

3. Herbal medicines

Most herbal medicines are made from natural herbs, so they have less side effects than western medicines. What’s more, some herbal medicines are even proven to be effective on repairing damaged kidney cells and improving kidney function. Therefore, most kidney patients want to use herbal remedy.

As for the detailed medication names safe for ESRD patients, you can ask the doctor online in detail or email to

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