The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs found on the left and right sides of the body in vertebrates. They filter the blood in order to make urine, to release and retain water, and to remove waste.
Unfortunately, a lot of these toxins are a by-product of drugs that we ingest.
There are different drugs that cause kidney damage, ranging from severe, to even deadly conditions. According to Livelovefruit.com, below are 10 categories of drugs that cause damage to the kidney.
Including: ahminoglycosides, cephalosporins, bacitracin, vancomycin, methicillin, ciprofloxacin, sulfonamides, and amphotericin B.
Including: acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and other prescription and non-prescription painkillers.
- COX-2 Inhibitors
Including: celecoxib (Celebrex), valdecoxib (Bextra) and rofecoxib (Vioxx).
- Heartburn Drugs
Including: proton pump inhibitor drugs including omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazol (Rabecid, Aciphex), and esomeprazole (Nexium, Esotrex).
- Antiviral Drugs
Including: acyclovir (Zovirax) for herpes, and indinavir, ritonavir and tenofovir for HIV.
- High Blood Pressure Drugs
Including: ramipril, lisinopril, captopril (Capoten), and angiotensin receptor blockers like candesartan and valsartan.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs
Including: infliximab (Remicade), hydroxychloroquine, and chloroquine, which are used to treat malaria and systemic lupus erythematosus, as well as rheumatoid arthritis.
- Bipolar Disorder Drugs
Including: phenytoin (Dilantin) and trimethadione (Tridione).
- Chemotherapy Drugs
Including: interferons, cisplatin, pamidronate, carboplatin, tacrolimus, cyclosporine, mitomycin C, quinine, bevacizumab, carboplatin, cisplatin, and methotrexate.