Intake of analgesics has been associated with the presence of chronic renal diseases in a number of studies, Phenacetin was the first drug to be linked with chronic renal disease. Four out of five case-control studies that have examined this issue have also demonstrated an association of acetaminophen use with renal disease. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have not been available for a long enough time to evaluate risk associated with their use. Several studies suggest that mixtures of analgesics are most harmful to the Kidney. The National Kidney Foundation recently issued a position paper on analgesics and the kidney that provides guidance to patients and providers.
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- Internal Medicine