NSAIDs May Increase Kidney Disease Risk for Hypertensive Patients

A study from Taiwan warns that common pain medications known as NSAIDs may increase the risk of kidney disease in those with high blood pressure. NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), and naproxen (Aleve). High blood pressure is already a risk factor for kidney disease. The NSAIDs themselves can cause an increase in blood pressure even in patients taking medication to control their hypertension. The researchers found that kidney risk increased the longer the study subjects took the drugs. Taking NSAIDs for more than 3 months carried a 32% greater risk of chronic kidney disease.


NSAIDs May Increase Kidney Risks with High Blood Pressure, Reuters, July 23, 2015

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