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10 Every Day Habits That Negatively Impact Your Kidneys

Medications (including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and illegal drugs)

Avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, and celecoxib if you have any underlying kidney problems. These medications can increase your risk of developing kidney disease or cause worsening symptoms for those with existing renal conditions. You should also avoid acetaminophen because it too can damage your kidneys.

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Many medications such as ibuprofen can have negative side effects on your kidneys, including swelling and nausea. Some antibiotics can even increase your risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). When taking medications, you should always consult a doctor to see if they are safe for you. If they aren’t safe, it may be necessary to change medications or find alternative treatments. If possible, always avoid over-the-counter remedies unless directed by a medical professional.

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