- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Disease Stages
- What Is a Nephrologist?
- What to Expect with CKD
- Managing Kidney Disease
- Understanding Acute Kidney Injury
- How Kidneys Work
- Take a FREE CLASS on Kidney Disease
Medications to Avoid or Adjust If You Have Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease can change the way your body processes certain substances, so it’s important that you talk to your doctor or pharmacist about all over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as supplements or vitamins you take. When prescribed new medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist if the medication is safe to take with CKD, and tell them your current GFR. Open communication between you and your doctor can help ensure you’re protecting your kidney health.