Acute Kidney Failure Topic Guide

Acute Kidney Failure Acute Kidney Failure: Kidney failure, or the ability of the kidneys to filter water and waste, is caused by prerenal, postrenal, or renal problems with the kidney(s). Symptoms of kidney failure include decreased urine production, confusion, fatigue, lethargy, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, problems concentrating, edema, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Treatment for kidney failure depends upon the cause.

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sodium bicarbonate Sodium Bicarbonate

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bumetanide Bumetanide

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aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

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furosemide Furosemide

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ibuprofen Ibuprofen

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