Posted 10/20/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -7)
Puppylover... Welcome to the kidney forums. I also visit the fibro forums for my husband. Have you ever considered taking Ryzolt? Its an extended release pain med that is not a control substance. Its the first synthetic codene that is non narcotic. I started taking it for my kidneys then talked with my husbands doctor. He is now on Ryzolt. Kidney issues do not go along with this new pain medication. Hes also trying Savella again the first time he couldn't tolerate the side effects so he stopped. But he saw so much improvement he decided to try it again for 4 weeks to see if the side effects will go away.
Your doctor probaly felt with your history that your kidneys should be healthy. I have heard of medications reacting with your kidneys. Some meds myself and alot of us on this forum con't take due to kidney side effects. While watching tv I see the adds of medications can cause kidney failure.
I just googled Voltaren its a NSAID. I took one similar to what you took that my PCP prescibed and when my Kidney doctor found out he flipped out. Yes it can effect your kidneys.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Voltaren, or if you have a history of allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
Before taking Voltaren, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure;
a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
- liver or kidney disease,
polyps in your nose;
a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or
if you smoke.
I was told it didn't matter if you had kidney disease that NSAIDS can effect the kidneys.
With this information look on the bright side. More than likely your doc is right, get off the meds and the kidney issues should resolve. God forbid this is the showing of kidney issues. If you are showing issues at least they caught it fast enough. Foaming urine is common with most of us. Good catch! Keep us updated.
Kidney Diseases and Disorders