September 6, 2019 |
Are you feeling sick with symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea? If so, your body is at risk of becoming dehydrated.
Some medicines can worsen this side effect and temporarily worsen your kidney function when you are sick.
If you are sick and unable to drink enough fluids to keep hydrated, STOP taking the following medicines:
Be careful not to take any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (which are commonly found in pain medicines (e.g. Advil) and cold remedies).
If you are diabetic check your blood sugar levels more often when you are sick. If they run too low or too high contact a healthcare professional such as your pharmacist or doctor.
Restart the medicines when you are well (after eating and drinking normally for 24-48 hours). If you are unsure about the safety of your medicines, please contact your Kidney (Renal) Health Clinic.
Modified from the Canadian Diabetes Association & Scottish Patient Safety Programme
May 14, 2021 | News Staff Profiles
Paul John Bejarin is incredibly proud to be a hemodialysis nurse. He works at St. Boniface hospital in the hemodialysis…
May 7, 2021 | News Staff News Staff Profiles
Ruben Medrano has been working in health care in Winnipeg his whole adult life. The 51-year-old started his career early,…
April 21, 2021 | News Staff News
Many in-centre hemodialysis patients in Winnipeg and Brandon were able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in their dialysis units recently.