My husband is 62 years old and last year donated a kidney. He is cautious with medication that my be hard on his one kidney. He is in pretty constant knee pain from arthritis and was prescribed Relafen. Is this drug easy on the kidney?
First I would like to thank your husband for being a kidney donor.
I have one kidney also from pyelo as a kid. I actually was left with 1/2 of one and the good one.
I developed breast cancer and the diagnostics I underwent plus the chemo cut my function down to one functioning kidney.
I was to to avoid NSAIDS all together because of the kidney effect.
Relafen is an NSAIDS.
I’m sure your nephrologist is aware of your kidney function and the Relafen.
If not, he should be.
It’s true, you can live quite well with one kidney.
You have to protect that one you DO have.
You don’t know what your future will bring.
It was smart of you to ask this question.
I hope someone with more knowledge will jump in.
- Relafen Information for Consumers
- Relafen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Relafen (detailed)
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