What are common kidney disease medications?

  • Medications which help produce red blood cells such as oral iron is one such medication used to treat anemia, or given intravenously by infusion.
  • Erythropoietin, the hormone produced by the kidneys to produce red blood cells is given by injection and the dose and frequency is determined by your complete blood count levels.
  • Antibiotics are given to treat infections, including kidney infection and are administered orally, by vein or a combination.
  • Diuretics, Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers for high blood pressure
  • Corticosteroids and immune-suppressing drugs to control inflammation and to prevent rejection of a kidney after transplant

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