Chronic Kidney Disease Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

lanthanum carbonate Lanthanum Carbonate

Lanthanum prevents the body from absorbing phosphate, allowing it to be removed from the body...learn more »

eplerenone Eplerenone

Eplerenone blocks the actions of the hormone aldosterone in the body. Aldosterone is important for the regulation of blood pressure...learn more »

sevelamer Sevelamer

Sevelamer is a phosphate binder. Sevelamer helps prevent hypocalcemia (low levels of calcium in the body) caused by elevated phosphorus...learn more »

paricalcitol Paricalcitol

Paricalcitol is a man-made form of vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the...learn more »

calcium acetate Calcium Acetate

Calcium is a mineral that is needed for many functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance. Calcium can also bind to other minerals such a...learn more »

torsemide Torsemide

Torsemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine...learn more »

calcitriol (oral) Calcitriol (oral)

Calcitriol is vitamin D3. Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the stomach and for the functioning of calcium in the body...learn more »

ethacrynic acid Ethacrynic Acid

Ethacrynic acid is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine./...learn more »

triamterene Triamterene

Triamterene is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting to...learn more »

spironolactone Spironolactone

Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting...learn more »

hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention...learn more »

chlorthalidone Chlorthalidone

Chlorthalidone is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention...learn more »

bumetanide Bumetanide

Bumetanide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine...learn more »

furosemide Furosemide

Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine...learn more »

enalapril Enalapril

Enalapril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme...learn more »





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