Stage 4 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) is characterized by severe kidney damage. Can they take linzess with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease?
What is linzess for?
Linzess (linaclotide) works by increasing the secretion of chloride and water in the intestines, which can soften stools and stimulate bowel movements.
Can Stage 4 CKD patients take linzess?
This medication has not been studied in patients with hepatic or renal impairment, because linaclotide and its metabolite are metabolized within the gastrointestinal tract. Renal and/or hepatic impairment are not expected. Therefore, patients with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease can take linzess. But they should take this medicine strictly follow the doctor’s advice.
Dosage and considerations of linzess
Linzess is taken orally once daily, on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes prior to the first meal of the day. Recommended doses are 290 mcg (for IBS‐C patients) and 145 mcg (for CIC patients).
It is not OK for children under 6 years old.
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Natural medicines for Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease
In our hospital, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital, we mainly use Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat various kidney disease. Here is a brief introduction.
-Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy. It is based on hundreds of Chinese herbs. Used on bilateral Shenshu acupoints, it can treat kidney disease naturally. The effective ingredients of Chinese medicines can improve blood circulation and enhance kidney function, so that waste can be discharged naturally. Therefore, other systems and organs can be protected.
-Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells are called “universal cells” since they can differentiate into many stem cells with certain function. Thereby, this therapy can help restore kidney function. We have mesenchymal stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cells.
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