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Could Medication Cause Serum Creatinine To Be Elevated

2014-04-30 03:43

Could Medication Cause Serum Creatinine To Be ElevatedCreatinine is a by-product of creatine, a component of muscle. Doctors check creatinine level to estimate how the kidneys are functioning. Elevated creatinine levels often scare many patients because they are usually related with kidney disease. As for the cause of elevated level, certain drugs can also cause serum creatinine level to be elevated.

The following common drugs are other causes of high creatinine level.

1. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE)

ACE inhibitors can enlarge the blood vessels of the heart and lower blood pressure, so patients typically take them after heart attack. However, as for patients with impaired kidney function, such as narrowing of the arterial vessels in the kidneys, they should not take ACE inhibitors because they can cause further kidney damage and increase creatinine level.

2. Diuretics

Diuretics are used for a long time which is able to cause the kidneys to work overtime. In this case, there is an increase in sodium resorption which can further lead to elevated creatinine level.

3. Some painkillers

Pain killers such as motrin, aspirin, and naproxen can lead to side effects like kidney failure. Because of this side effects, pain killers are regarded as a possible risk factor of increased serum creatinine level.

4. Antibiotics

Antibiotics such as Anphotercin B, Gentamycin and Vancomycin are more likely to cause kidney damage and raise creatinine level.

5. Chemotherapy drugs

Certain chemotherapy drugs like Cisplatin, Carbplatin, Mitomycin may cause kidney damage and produce high creatinine level.

Medication can cause kidney damage and raise elevated serum creatinine level. When kidney damage occurs, to stop and repair damaged kidneys is a key point of lowering high creatinine level. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy helps repair injured kidney tissues and strengthen kidney function through its functions like dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and degradation of extracellular matrix as well as providing necessary nutrients, etc. This therapy avoids the side effects of medications and won’t cause kidney damage, so increased creatinine will be lowered naturally and durably.

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