Heavy or long-term use of certain analgesics, such as ibuprofen, naproxen and higher-dose aspirin, can cause chronic kidney disease known as chronic interstitial nephritis. The warning labels on over-the-counter analgesics tell you not to use these medicines for more than 10 days for pain and more than three days for fever. If you have pain and/or fever for a longer time, you should see your doctor. The doctor can check for possible medical problems and advise you about what medications you should take. If you have kidney disase, check with your doctor to be sure you can use analgesics safely.
Phillip L. Brick, MD
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