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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Xarelto Causes Signs of Kidney Damage

2014-10-11 01:06

Xarelto Causes Signs of Kidney DamageOur kidneys are considered as the filters of the blood. When they are damaged by some factor, they cannot function well, thus leading to some symptoms. Medicine is one of the factors that cause kidney damage. If you are taking Xarelto, you may see some signs of kidney damage.

Sings of kidney damage due to Xarelto

1. Urinary changes: Frequent and urgent urine, especially at night; foamy or bubbly urine; reduced amount of urine output; urinary tract infection.

2. Fluid imbalance: Swelling to edema can occur on the face, hands, legs, feet and ankles.

3. Kidney function loss: One of the most severe side effects of Xarelto is uncontrolled bleeding. When bleeding occurs neat a major organ, such as the brain, lungs or kidneys, blood clots may form. As a result, ischemia and anoxia occur in the kidneys. Due to the lack of blood and oxygen supply, renal tissues starts sclerosis and kidney function begin to lose.

Kidney function loss can be reflected by your urine and blood test result with elevated creatinine or urea nitrogen level as well as reduced GFR (glomerular filtration rate).

If you have any sign listed above, you should pay high attention. A kidney function test is necessary.

If you have any other signs that you are not sure whether it indicates kidney damage, you can consult our doctors online or email to

A final word

Most of the medicines, while helpful, will produce some wastes or toxins for the kidneys. Most of the toxins discharged by the live or the kidneys. Before you take any drug, you should consult your doctor, because they may also interact with some other medicines or foods you take.

Moreover, some special people such as the old, pregnant women, infants should pay more attention on medicines given for them.

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