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Acute Kidney Failure (cont.)

Acute Kidney Failure Medications

The patient may be given medicines to treat the cause of the acute renal failure or to prevent complications.

  • Antibiotics: To prevent or treat infections
  • Diuretics (water pills): Quickly increase urine output
  • Other medications: To get rid of extra fluid and prevent electrolyte imbalances
    • Kayexalate (polystyrene sulfonate) is used to decrease buildup of potassium
    • Sodium bicarbonate is used to decrease acid buildup
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014

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