Which medications might be risky for someone with kidney disease?

There are five common types of prescription and over-the-counter medications that may need to be adjusted or replaced if you have kidney damage.
  • cholesterol medications known as "statins"
  • pain medications
  • antimicrobial medications
  • diabetes medications
  • upset stomach/antacid medications

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