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Keep Chronic Kidney Disease from Getting Worse - When Chronic Kidney
Disease Drugs Kill
Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.
And that seems to be the case with many chronic kidney disease mediations
according to a new study from the Clinical Journal of the American Society of
Even worse, the side effects become more and more severe the longer that people
took the medications. Doctors tend to prescribe chronic medications for chronic
conditions, which is unfortunate because the harmful effects of drugs tend to be
cumulative, i.e., they increase in quantity or degree the longer that patients take the
And some of the side effects even include kidney failure and death.
The most common medications prescribed for chronic kidney disease are renin–
angiotensin system inhibitors, antithrombotic agents, and diuretics.
The first of these interferes with the system that controls blood pressure and fluid
and electrolyte balance, the second reduces the formation of blood clots, and the
third increases the amount of water and salt patients excrete in the form of urine.
The subjects of the new study all had non-dialysis chronic kidney disease; 65
percent of them were male, and the average age was 69. They all had an estimated
glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 (milliliter per minute
per square meter). The researchers obtained their data from the Chronic Kidney
Disease-Renal Epidemiology and Information Network.
Over just two years, 536—18 percent—of these subjects experienced 751 negative
drug reactions, with 150 of these serious and 16 of them fatal.
The scientists obtained details of the negative drug reactions from hospitalization
records, complete medical records, and participant interviews. They could then
calculate whether these consequences stemm