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Antibiotics to Avoid With Polycystic Kidney Disease

Antibiotics to Avoid With Polycystic Kidney DiseaseIn many countries, Polycystic Kidney Disease is the forth leading cause of kidney failure. With the expansion of kidney cysts, infections especially urinary tract infections occur easily. Then, patients may need to take antibiotics to manage infections, but PKD patients should avoid some antibiotics.

What antibiotics should be avoided with Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Urinary tract infection is one common complication of PKD, and antibiotics are often used to treat bacterial infections. At present, there are many types of antibiotics in drugstore. Although most antibiotics won’t damage kidneys directly, misuse or overuse of these medications is indeed harmful for kidneys. From this point, patients should use antibiotics carefully.

It is reported that some antibiotics such as penicillin and cefoxitin have renal toxicity, that is to say, PKD patients should avoid these drugs to protect their kidneys. Besides, they can’t eat any antibiotic or increase their dosage without doctor’s guidance. Otherwise, they may suffer from severe complications and side effects easily.

Are antibiotics must for PKD patients?

The answer is no. If patients’ infections are mild, drinking enough water or cranberry juice is just OK to control their infections including urinary tract infections. What’s more, patients need to take more rest in the bed. To get rid of these complications completely, patients should also take some treatments that can help control kidney cysts and protect kidney functioning tissues.

At present, traditional Chinese medicine and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy are two treatment options. Both of these two treatments have been proven to be effective on increasing the permeability of cystic walls and prompting the reabsorption of sac fluid, and they have much fewer side effects that surgery. Once kidney cysts are kept in small size, they won’t cause urinary tract infections any more.

If you have severe infections, you can ask the doctor online to suggest correct antibiotics directly. If you want to learn more about effective treatments for PKD, it is OK to contact us through leaving a message in the form below.

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