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Medication Safety for People on Dialysis

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You may be taking multiple medications to treat your kidney disease or other conditions. If you are on dialysis, some medications could potentially harm you.

You should generally avoid these medications if you are on dialysis:

  • Baclofen
  • Methotrexate
  • Glyburide
  • Dabigatran

Talk with your kidney care team, pharmacist or family doctor about all of your medications to make sure they are safe. If being prescribed new medications, remind your care team that you are on dialysis.

The information on this page is intended for information purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice from your healthcare provider. There may be other medications not listed on this page that you should avoid if you are on dialysis. Always consult your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.