Can over-the-counter drugs hurt your kidneys? | Your Kidneys Your Health | @qasimbuttmd

So you have all those medications in your medicine cabinet, and you bought them over the counter, without the need for a prescription from a doctor.
But can any of them hurt your kidneys.
Well one class of common over the counter pain medications possibly can.

They are known as NSAIDs:
Non-
Steroid
Anti-
Inflammatory
Drugs

Drugs in this class are those common pain meds we take for those aches and bruises, including:
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
Naproxen (Alleve)
Aspirin

Now these are completely safe drugs, especially if you have normal kidneys already, but if taken in excessive amounts can cause kidney injury.

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Dr. Qasim Butt is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is also a certified skilled Interventional Nephrologist, who helps maintain dialysis access for patients.
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