Can you take amoxicillin with stage 3 kidney disease, or Stage 3 CKD? Because of amoxicillin’ strong bactericidal effect, it is used widely to treat various bacterial infections by stopping the growth of bacteria. However, for people with stage 3 chronic kidney disease, they should pay highly attention to the use of this medication, as it may cause some serious side effects.
An overview of amoxicillin
It is one type of antibiotics, but it only works for killing bacteria. As for virus infections, it can do nothing. Besides strong bactericidal effect, amoxicillin has a typical ability to penetrate cellular walls, so it can help treat cold, fever, chills, urinary tract infections and some other problems caused by bacteria infections effectively. Just like many other antibiotics, this medication is also excreted by kidneys. When kidneys can’t work properly, it may increase the burden on kidneys.
Can you take amoxicillin with stage 3 kidney disease?
Generally speaking, kidney disease patients can still take this drug, but they should pay attention to their dosage and the interval of taking medication. For example, if your glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is 10-50ml/min, the interval should be 8~12 hours, while the dosage should depend on your illness condition. (To learn about how much amoxicillin you can take every day, you can send your medical case to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are glad to give you the answer for free. )
When you should stop amoxicillin?
If you have the following side effects, you should tell the doctor immediately. Therefore, doctors can decide to reduce the dosage of this medicine or even stop it.
- Dark urine
- Acute renal insufficiency
- Decline of urine output
- Persistent nausea or vomiting
- Repeated sore throat or fever
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Blood in your stool or easy bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Yellow eyes or skin