High Creatinine Level

Patients with kidney diseases may experience pain in back, on two sides, in the flank or have a headache. At this time, some over the counter drugs used to relieve pain are always thought of by them. Advil is such a kind of pain-killer. How

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Why Not to Take Advil with High Levels of Creatinine

2014-06-03 06:40

Why Not to Take Advil with High Levels of CreatininePatients with kidney diseases may experience pain in back, on two sides, in the flank or have a headache. At this time, some over the counter drugs used to relieve pain are always thought of by them. Advil is such a kind of pain-killer. However, you may not be recommended to take it if your creatinine level is high.Why? Are there any side-effects of Advil?

What is Advil?

Advil is a brand name of ibuprofen, belonging to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It is the same with some other over-the-counter NSAIDs such as Aspirin and Naproxen.

What are the side-effects of Advil?

Firstly, similar with other NSAIDs, Advil will stimulate the gastric mucosa. Therefore, patients may have a burning feel in the upper abdomen, nausea or vomiting, and poor appetite. More serious conditions like gastrointestinal bleeding, high blood pressure, shortness of breath or severe skin rash. Normally, those symptoms are temporary and can be relieved when patients reduce or stop taking Advil.

Secondly, it may increase the creatinine level. Advil sold in the market contains 200mg ibuprofen, which is excreted by the kidneys after its metabolism. Patients with damaged kidney function should be very cautious about the usage. If they depend too much on this kind of medicine, their kidneys will be burdened and thus cannot function adequately. As a result, excessive creatinine deposits inside the body, leading to a high level of serum creatinine. This is why you are not advised to take Advil with high levels of creatinine.

Are there any other kinds of drugs that may increase creatinine?

The answer is “yes”. Anti-hypertension drugs, diuretics, and antibiotics, all have the possibility of causing an elevated creatinine level. Certainly, that happens only when patients, especially patient with certain kidney disease, take large dosage in a long-term.

To sum up, you’d better talk with your doctor about what kind of medicine you are suitable to take.

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