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Can Renal Failure Patients Take Antibiotics

2015-03-18 15:17

Can Renal Failure Patients Take AntibioticsKidneys are the main organs for excreting wastes products including many kinds of antibiotics. For common people, the improper use of antibiotics can cause damage to kidney tissues, as for renal failure patients, the injured kidneys slow dawn the metabolism speed, leading to the drugs retention which increase the antibiotics toxicity. So for renal failure patients, the use of antibiotics should be cautious.

But renal failure patients with poor immunity are easily attacked by infections, and the serious infection even threat the life of patients. At this time, antibiotics are necessary. But the use of ways, kinds and dosages should follow the suggestions of the doctors strictly. There are some rules for the choose of antibiotics for renal failure patients, such as:

1. The antibiotics are given to renal failure patients with infection after the cultivate and drug susceptibility tests.

2. The antibiotics are forbidden for patients without obvious infection signs and symptoms.

3. Choosing the antibiotics that are safe or small toxicity to kidney tissues and other organs.

4. The dosages of the antibiotics should be adjusted according to the specific physical condition of patients. Antibiotics which should be properly adjusted include: clindamycin, penicillin, chloramphenicol, amphotericin B, and so on; antibiotics that dosen’t need adjust include: erythromycin and doxycycline, rifampicin and so on; antibiotics that are dangerous for patients include: cephalothin, tetracycline, vancomycin, neomycin and so on; and the antibiotics should be taken in low dosage include: amino sugar type classes of antibiotics, tobramycin, polymyxin b and cephalothin.

All in all, renal failure patients should try their best to avoid the touch of antibiotics, if it is necessary, the use of them should be serious at the help of their doctors. And now if you want to know more information about the use antibiotics for renal failure patients or look forward for the treatment for renal failure, you can contact our online doctors, leave us messages or send email to, we will reply you within 24 hours.

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