What are common kidney disease medications?
- Medications which help produce red blood cells such as oral iron is one such medication used to treat anemia, or given intravenously by infusion.
- Erythropoietin, the hormone produced by the kidneys to produce red blood cells is given by injection and the dose and frequency is determined by your complete blood count levels.
- Antibiotics are given to treat infections, including kidney infection and are administered orally, by vein or a combination.
- Diuretics, Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor blockers for high blood pressure
- Corticosteroids and immune-suppressing drugs to control inflammation and to prevent rejection of a kidney after transplant