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Why should I be careful with antimicrobial drugs if I have kidney disease?

Your antimicrobial medications may need to be adjusted or replaced if you have kidney disease. Many anti-fungal, antibiotic and antiviral medications are cleared by the kidneys. It's important that you and your doctor are aware of your level of kidney function so that a kidney-safe medication can be prescribed for your treatment.

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