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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.

Antibiotics for Kidney Disease Patients: Benefits and Side Effects

2014-06-16 06:19

Antibiotics for Kidney Disease Patients: Benefits and Side EffectsAntibiotics must not be strange for everyone. Usually when kidney disease patients have infections, doctors always prescribe antibiotics for them.

The Kidney is the most responsible organ which is used to filter the waste materials from the human body and therein form the liquid called urine. When bacteria penetrate the kidneys, they are usually carried in urethra which is used to connect bladder and outside part of the body. Bacteria will make use of the urethra to enter into the body. Physician will prescribe the infected patient to use best antibiotic for kidney infection. Some of the best antibiotics for kidney infection include beta-lactam antibiotic, co-trimoxazole, trimethoprim and fluroquinolones. Selecting best antibiotic for kidney infection also depends on the severity level, rate of recurrence of the infection and overall health determination of the patient.

► Benefits of antibiotics

Everything has its reason for being. The reason why antibiotics are so popular is that it is convenient and quick to treat infections cause by bacteria invading the body. Antibiotics can kill the bacteria effectively.

►Side effects of antibiotics

The waste products of antibiotics metabolism normally are normally discharged by kidneys, which will in turn burden the renal. If patients take a long term of antibiotic, the bacteria will develop resistance to drugs. Besides, many other organs or systems may be also damaged. If you have such following symptoms, you should call your doctor.

- Severe watery diarrhea and abdominal cramps (signs of a serious bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal).

- Shortness of breath

- Swelling of lips, face, or tongue, fainting (signs of an allergic reaction).

- Vaginal itching or discharge

- White patches on the tongue (signs of oral thrush).

- Vomiting

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