Chronic Kidney Disease (cont.)
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Chronic Kidney Disease Medications
Common adverse drug reactions include hypotension (low blood pressure), cough, hyperkalemia (high potassium), headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, skin rash and a metallic taste. In some patients, the medication may cause a further decline in kidney function. Rarely, patients may develop angioedema, which is swelling of the subcutaneous and submucosal tissue and may lead to difficulty in breathing. This may be a life-threatening condition and needs immediate medical attention.
Common adverse drug reactions include dizziness, headache, and hyperkalemia. Other side effects include hypotension, rash, diarrhea, dyspepsia, abnormal liver function, muscle cramps, myalgia, back pain, insomnia, anemia, and worsening of kidney function. Instances of angioedema are also reported with ARBs.
Common adverse effects include frequent urination, dehydration, muscle cramps, weakness, heart rhythm abnormalities, electrolyte abnormalities, lightheadedness, and allergic reactions. Diuretics may also cause a decline in kidney function especially if fluid is removed rapidly from the body.
Pranay Kathuria, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
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