At the beginning of this article you must know that the list of drugs that can cause kidney damage is very long. However here in this article we will show you the top 10 drugs that can easily cause kidney damage. Therefore, you can find them here listed their type.
Top 10 drugs that can cause damage to the kidneys:
Antibiotics, including ciprofloxacin, methicillin, vancomycin, and sulfonamides.
Analgesics, including acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and others, which are available only on prescription.
COX-2 inhibitors, including celecoxib and Celebre.x . At this point you need to know that two drugs from this group were withdrawn from the market because of the association with cardiovascular toxicity of rofecoxib (Vioxx) and valdecoxib (Bextra).
These drugs are a special type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are adapted to be safer for the stomach, or carry the same risk of damage to the kidney and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Proton pump inhibitors, ie. NSAIDs clubs are used to treat heartburn. These are omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Rabecid, Aciphex), esomeprazole (Nexium, Estorex).
Antivirals, including aciclovir Zoviraks used to treat herpes, and indinavir and tenofovir that are widely used in the treatment of HIV.
Drugs that are largely used in regulating high blood pressure, such as captopril (Capoten).
Drugs used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, including infliximab (Remicade), ididroxichlorockin chloroquine, and also drugs that are used for the treatment of malaria, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Lithium, that is mostly used for treating bipolar disorder.
Anticonvulsants, penitoin (Dilantin) and trimethadione (tridion).
Chemotherapeutic drugs such as interferon, pamidronate, cisplatin, carboplatin, cyclosporin, tacrolimus, quinine, mitomycin C, bevacizumab. Medications that are used in the treatment of the thyroid gland, including propilthiouracil, can cause serious kidney damage.