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J App Pharm Sci. 2014; 4(8): 077-079


Analgesic Nephropathy: A neglected cause of Chronic Kidney Disease

Yusra habib Khan, azmi sarriff, amer hayat Khan, azreen syazril adnan, tauqeer hussain mallhi.

Abstract
Analgesic nephropathy is a preventable cause of chronic renal failure that occurs due to excessive use of over the counter analgesics. Misuse or long term use of OTCs’ without prior consultation from any healthcare professional leads to serious health problems.
Current is the case of a 48 years old woman who was presented to hospital complaining of high blood pressure and breathlessness. Patient was neither diabetic nor hypertensive. Upon examination, it was revealed that she is suffering from analgesic nephropathy due to long term use of Ibuprofen for her knee pain. Patient was diagnosed with chronic renal failure with associated hypertension.

Key words: Analgesic, Chronic kidney disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Nephropathy.



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