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Medicines For End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

2013-08-11 09:52

Medicines For End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)Compared with patients who are suffering from kidney problem in early stage, these who are told to have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) always need more medicines to manage their illness. End Stage Renal Disease is a severe illness condition and if not controlled well, they will cause death directly. For this reason, knowing what medicines are needed is very essential for ESRD patients.

Here we will introduce the most commonly used medicines for ESRD. If there is anything unclear or you want to learn more detailed information, you can leave message to You will get a reply about your questions within 48 hours.

Drugs for high blood pressure

First of all, we’d like to introduce the major medicines for high blood pressure caused by End Stage Renal Disease. Clinically, the most common hypotensive drugs for ESRD patients are ACE Inhibitors, Angiotension II Receptor Blockers (ARBs), Beta-blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, Direct Renin Inhibitors, Diuretics and Vasodilators and so on. These medicines are usually prescribed according to patients’ exact illness condition.

Medicines for fluid retention

Fluid retention is the major cause for ESRD patients look swollen. To solve this problem, diuretics can be applied. There are different kinds of diuretics in medicine. Some of them are potassium-sparing and some others will cause great loss of potassium in urine. Therefore, putting potassium level into consideration is very essential while choosing diuretics.

Drugs for anemia caused by End Stage Renal Disease

Although anemia occurs as a complication of End Stage Renal Disease, it aggravates illness condition directly if left alone. This is the reason why medicines for anemia are needed for kidney disease patients. As of now, Erythropoietin (rhEPO) therapy and iron replacement therapy are the leading management of renal anemia.

Medicines for protein in urine

For ESRD patients, both ACE inhibitors and ARBs can be used if there are protein in urine. In addition, if these medicines are used, regular blood tests will be needed to make sure the potassium level is not increased by these medicines.

Lastly, aside from the above medicines, patients may also need to take some other drugs to alleviate various discomforts like itching and vomiting. If you want to learn more or have further questions, please leave us message directly.

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