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Can vancomycin cause acute renal failure?

A:  Vancomycin can be toxic to the kidneys, resulting in acute renal failure. Risk factors that can contribute to acute renal failure include hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, age, other medications, and low body muscle mass. The amount of vancomycin absorbed into the blood stream is dependent on dosage as well as other risk factors. Close monitoring of vancomycin blood serum levels (also known as serum trough levels) is recommended to prevent and identify acute renal failure at its onset. Discontinuation of vancomycin and the administration of IV...


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How do medications treat prerenal acute renal failure?

A: Generally, medications aren''t the primary treatment used for prerenal acute renal failure. After treating the condition that caused the kidney failure, dialysis and diet control are usually the main treatments used. However, some people may be given certain chemicals to balance concentrations in their blood streams. High levels of potassium can be counteracted with sodium polystyrene sulfonate, which may be taken by mouth or rectally. To treat a high level of phosphorus, doctors may recommend calcium salts. In general, though, doctors limit the amounts of drugs given to people with prerenal acute

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acute renal failure

A: If the prescription of these drugs fell below the "standard of care", and this led to renal failure, yes, it could be malpractice. So, you can easily figure it out yourself. Since you use the internet, find out the recommended dosing for each of the drugs you are concerned with and compare to what your sister was receiving. If the dosing was excessive and the published risk of same was renal failure, then you have your answer. But considering her medical history, I think it is far more likely that the renal problem was related to the surgeries and other problems and probably just an unavoidable consequence of that history....
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41y/o Diagnosed with acute renal failure

A: Hi Captedwardteach, This is a difficult situation. Creatine breaks down into creatinine so theoretically an increased amount of creatine would translate into an increased amount of creatinine. However, the kidneys should be able to filter off the excess creatinine with no problem such that the creatinine level in the blood would remain normal despite the increased creatine. Unfortunately, I cannot say this with 100% certainty, though. If all your symptoms are now resolved and have not returned you may want to see a doctor again and have all the lab work repeated so that the doctor can now declare that you do not have hypertension, high cholesterol and acute renal failure. Perhaps having your physician write a...


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How do medications treat intrinsic acute renal failure?

A: Generally, medications aren''t the primary treatment used for intrinsic acute renal failure. After treating the condition that caused the kidney failure, dialysis and diet control are usually the main treatments used. However, some people may be given certain chemicals to balance concentrations in their blood streams. High levels of potassium can be counteracted with sodium polystyrene sulfonate, which may be taken by mouth or rectally. To treat a high level of phosphorus, doctors may recommend calcium salts. In general, though, doctors limit the amounts of drugs given to people with intrinsic acute renal failure...


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Can alternative treatments help prerenal acute renal failure?

A: Most of the time, alternative treatments alone cannot be used to help prerenal acute renal failure. However, there are some alternative options that, when used in conjunction with treatment from a doctor, may help. Diet control is one alternative method that may be effective. It''s important to maintain a diet that is high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and low in potassium. Also, because your blood may be lacking certain vitamins and minerals, many people find it beneficial to take vitamin supplements. However, since prerenal acute renal failure can be a potentially dangerous...


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What increases my risk for intrinsic acute renal failure?

A: Since intrinsic acute renal failure is usually caused by another medical condition, your risk is increased if you have or are prone to any of those conditions. Some of the most common risk factors include having other kidney diseases, being especially prone to infection or allergic reactions, or having conditions that affect blood flow within the kidneys. People who are sensitive to certain medications or dyes used in medical procedures may also be at a higher risk. Also, since poison or toxic injury can cause intrinsic acute renal failure, people who drink excessive alcohol or use drugs may be at an increased risk....


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Can alternative treatments help postrenal acute renal failure?

A: Most of the time, alternative treatments alone cannot be used to help postrenal acute renal failure. However, there are some alternative options that, when used in conjunction with treatment from a doctor, may help. Diet control is one alternative method that may be effective. It''s important to maintain a diet that is high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and low in potassium. Also, because your blood may be lacking certain vitamins and minerals, many people find it beneficial to take vitamin supplements. However, since postrenal acute renal failure can be a potentially dangerous...


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Can acute renal failure renal insufficiency cause a positive for cocaine on drug test?

A: Answer ARF (acute renal failure) can NOT cause a postive for cocaine on a drug test....


 
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