Have you ever wondered which drugs have serious side effects on us? And do we use them every day? Well, in this post we are going to provide you with a list of some of the most dangerous drugs used nowadays.

Be careful of what you consume. This list of individual drugs cause damage to the kidneys, and this particular order goes from antibiotics to analgesic and so on.

Kidney Failure

Kidney Failure

Here are the 10 Drugs that Cause Kidney Damage

  • First, we have antibiotics, such as methicillin, vancomycin, ciprofloxacin, sulfonamides.
  • Then, we have the analgesics, including the acetominophen and the non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and others, available only with a prescription.
  • Inhibitors COX-2, including the Celebrex brand name. Because of their cardiovascular toxicity, two drugs from this particular class have been pulled off the market. The first one is valdecoxib, with a brand name Bextra, and the second one is rofecoxib, with a brand name Vioxx. Even though these NSAID drugs were developed specifically to protect the health of the stomach, they still pose a threat to the kidneys.
  • Some heartburn drugs from the class of the proton pump inhibitors, such as the omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), then we have pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazol (Aciphex, Rabecid), esomeprazole (Esotrex, Nexium).
  • Some antiviral drugs as well, including the acyclovir (Zovirax) – this one is used to treat herpes infections, and also tenofovir and indinavir, both of them used to treat the HIV.
  • Drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, including the following: infliximab (Remicade), hydroxychloroquine and choloquine, both of them used to treat malaria, systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Lithium – the drug used to treat bipolar disorder.
  • Anticonvulsants, phenytoin (Dilatin), trimethadione (Tridione), which are used to treat several conditions, including seizures.

Finally, we have the chemotherapy drugs, pamidronate, cisplatin, interferons, cyclosporine, carboplatin, quinine, tacrolimus, bevacizumab, mitomycin C, and the anti-thyroid drugs as well as the propylthiouracil, which is used to treat the overactive thyroid.