can my meds be causing my kidneys to fail?
Dec 26, 2013
I have been taking ATRIPL, Bactrin and Welbutrin since June 12, 2013 and my creatinine levels have been slowly rising above normal range. Can my meds be the cause?
Response from Mr. Vergel
Yes, probably. Atripla has tenofovir which has been linked in some patients to increase creatinine (most people on Atripla do well and do not have kidney issues). Your creatinine raise can also be caused by other factors.
Make sure you talk to your doctor is your creatinine clearance in under 60. Here is some basic info: eGFR (estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate)
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