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These Types Of Drugs Can Cause Kidney Damage

Most of us usually take drugs and medicines in treating diseases, but some types of drugs damage our kidney without our notice.

Drugs or medicines were made for treating and preventing various types of diseases. It is mostly used by science for their practices in improving the health status of every individual. It is usually applied to biomedical research and sciences, diagnosis, medical technology, and genetics.

Medicines can be consumed in different methods such as swallowing, drinking, inhaled, injected, patch on the skin or dissolved under the tongue. It can be also found in form of capsule, tablet, syrup, and liquid.


Here are some types of drugs and medicines that can cause kidney damage:


  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, and acetaminophen.


  • Vancomycin, methicillin, sulfonamides, and ciprofloxacin

Chemo Drugs

  • Anti-thyroid drugs, quinine, interferons, carboplatin, and cisplatin.

Heartburn Drugs

  • Esomeprazole, pantoprazole, omeprazole, and rabeprazol.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

  • Chloroquine, infliximab, and hydroxychloroquine.

Antiviral Drugs

  • Indinavir and tenofovir, which are used to treat malaria and acyclovir, which is used in treating herpes infection.

COX-2 Inhibitors

  • Two types of this drugs have been already pulled out from pharmacies and drug store due to cardiovascular toxicity. Valdecoxib and rofecoxib were produced because it is safer for the stomach but it can still cause kidney damage.

High Blood Pressure Drugs

  • Captopril


  • Mostly used to treat polar disorder


  • Phenytoin and trimethadione were types of drugs used to treat seizure and other medical conditions, which is dangerous for the kidney’s health.

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