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Is It Safe to Take Ibuprophen With Polycystic Kidney Disease

I am 42 years old and was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at 29 years old. Now, I have serious back pain and gout. Can I take ibuprophen to ease my back pain and gout?

The Doctor Answered:

Is It Safe to Take Ibuprophen With Polycystic Kidney DiseaseJust like aspirin, ibuprophen is one kind of painkillers that have the therapeutic effects of anti-inflammation, analgesic and antipyretic. It is prone that ibuprophen is effective on treating arthritis and gout. I believe this is why you want to take ibuprophen to ease your symptoms. However, kidney disease patients are not recommended to take this medication for a long time, so do PKD patients.

The reason is that this drug is metabolized in liver, and then 60%~90% metabolic products are discharged out of the body via urine. Therefore, long-term usage of ibuprophen can cause damage to kidneys. If Polycystic Kidney Disease has affected your kidney function level, you had better avoid ibuprophen. This is because this drug can cause more complications of renal insufficiency or even kidney failure.

To treat gout and back pain for PKD patients, we would like to recommend some natural and systemic treatment plans, such as Hot Compress Therapy, Medicated Bath, Massage, etc. You can choose some of them to control your condition, with online doctor’s guidance.

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