Will I need to take any medications during dialysis?

Dialysis treats kidney failure. If your doctor has prescribed dialysis, they may also recommend several different types of medications to help manage the complications of this condition. Therefore, you may need to take medication to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, anemia, and excessive fluids. You may also need to take heparin, a drug that helps prevent blood clotting, which is a complication of hemodialysis.

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