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Medications for Diabetic Kidney Disease (Diabetic Nephropathy)

Kidney disease and resultant kidney function impairment due to the long standing effects of diabetes on the microvasculature.

Drugs used to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
lisinopril Off-label 4.8 13 reviews for lisinopril to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
lisinopril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
losartan 8.8 4 reviews for losartan to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
losartan systemic
Brand name:
Cozaar
Drug class:
angiotensin receptor blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Cozaar 8.8 4 reviews for Cozaar to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
losartan systemic
Drug class:
angiotensin receptor blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
ramipril 5.6 5 reviews for ramipril to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
ramipril systemic
Brand name:
Altace
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Avapro 9.0 1 review for Avapro to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
irbesartan systemic
Drug class:
angiotensin receptor blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Altace 10 1 review for Altace to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
ramipril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
enalapril 2.0 2 reviews for enalapril to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
enalapril systemic
Brand name:
Vasotec
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
irbesartan 7.0 2 reviews for irbesartan to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
irbesartan systemic
Brand name:
Avapro
Drug class:
angiotensin receptor blockers
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Vasotec 2.0 2 reviews for Vasotec to treat Diabetic Kidney Disease
Rx D N X
Generic name:
enalapril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
benazepril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
benazepril systemic
Brand name:
Lotensin
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Accupril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
quinapril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Lotensin Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
benazepril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
captopril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
captopril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Invokana Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
canagliflozin systemic
Drug class:
SGLT-2 inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
canagliflozin Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
canagliflozin systemic
Brand name:
Invokana
Drug class:
SGLT-2 inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
perindopril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
perindopril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
quinapril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
quinapril systemic
Brand name:
Accupril
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
fosinopril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
fosinopril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
moexipril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
moexipril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
trandolapril Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
trandolapril systemic
Drug class:
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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