Kidney failure, and pain meds for other issues

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Lonie
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   Posted 6/5/2018 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

Just wondering if there is anything that you can take for pain. My husband is at 17% filtration, so we are trying to keep it there and not add any additional issues for his kidney. I keep saying Tylenol is okay, but not sure. We've asked his docs, but nobody can give us a straight answer. He is awaiting a hip replacement, and the pain is overwhelming for him right now. Thanks for you help.

Carol

straydog
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   Posted 6/6/2018 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carol & welcome to the forum. Sorry to read about all the difficulties your husband has going on. Have you questioned his kidney specialist about this, if not, I would. Even if you have to call the nurse & speak with her she can talk to the dr. Here is my suggestion. Something I have learned over the years is drs go to school to learn about conditions & diseases. This is where having a good pharmacist can come in handy. They have studied medications & have more knowledge. Drs spend little time learning about drugs of any kind. They may spend a few minutes with a drug rep that comes by their office or have a designated staff member that handles the drug rep. I would also question the pharmacist about the Tylenol usage such as frequency & dosage.

Take care.
Susie
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