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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.

The Side Effects of Ketosteril for Kidney Failure Caused by PKD

2013-05-30 18:00

With the growth of cysts in the kidneys, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) will develop kidney failure gradually. If their creatinine level is higher than the normal, their doctors may prescribe ketosteril for them. However, are there any side effects of ketosteril for kidney failure caused by PKD? Most of them may want to know before using this tablet.

Common side effect

Firstly, we must affirm that ketosteril, along with a low-protein diet, indeed can help lower high creatinine level, improve malnutrition, decrease the build up of waste products in the body, reduce high phosphorus leve and slow down the progression of patients’ condition, etc. Additionally, toxicologic study has shown that ketosteril has low toxicity and no feta toxicity.

However, it may cause some side effects, just because it can supply patients enough essential amino acids and it has an function of calcium-phosphorus binder. With the wrong dose of ketosteril tablet, patients are more likely to suffer metabolic disorder of amino acids and hypercalcemia caused by the deposition of excess calcium, both of which may lead to more severe complications.

How to reduce the side effects of ketosteril?

● Choose alternative drugs if you have high calcium level or metabolic disorder of amino acid.

● If the side effects can’t be avoided through reducing its dosage, you are recommended to take some natural alternative medicines such as rheum officinale.

● Don’t use drugs containing calcium when you are taking ketosteril.

● Avoid it when you are pregnant or in suckling period.

● Measure your blood calcium and phosphorus level regularly.

● Don’t take the ketosteril that has been over the period of validity.

If you are bothered by one or more side effect of ketosteril the above has mentioned, you can tell us so that we can help you ease your symptoms and treat your condition better.

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