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    Medicines That Can Cause Acute Kidney Injury

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    Many medicines can cause acute kidney injury (acute renal failure), such as:

    Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label. Make sure every doctor you see knows about all of the medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements you take. This means anything you take with or without a prescription.

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    Other chemicals can also cause acute kidney injury. They include insecticides, herbicides, and ethylene glycol.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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