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My last checkup showed a very slight rise is kidney function. I had been taking pain medicine on a regular basis: 2 Aleve every 12 hours; Vicodin only on rare occasions; and sometimes on very rare occasions Ibuprofen.

I've now for the last week or more discontinued all, ALL of the above pain meds and my pain is extreme but I'm afraid the Aleve has caused my kidney problem. Do you think this is the case?

I've had two tests and my creatinine,serum is 1.08 mg/dl. Is this a dangerous range and will the above withdrawal of drugs help?

Barbara Godina
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replied July 31st, 2017
Yes, long term use of analgesics can result in progessive kidney damage in the form of analgeic nephropathy.

The S creatinine levels mentioned here is just above the maximal level of 1.0.

If the kidney damage was induced by the use of analgesics, then stoping the use can definitely reduce the progression of the condition.


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