Medication

Tyneside Kidney Patients Association


Commonly Prescribed Drugs

This list of drugs does not include everything you might be taking. It includes many drugs commonly given to kidney patients. The inclusion of a drug on the list is not a recommendation that it should be used. Conversely, the omission of a drug from the list does not suggest that your Doctor should not be prescribing the drug to you.


1Antibiotics used after transplantation
Co-trimoxazole Isoniazid
2Anti-histamines/Reduce itching
Chlorpheniramine
Hydroxyzine
3Control Vasculitis
Azathioprine
Cyclophosphamide
Prednisolone
4Immuno-suppressants
Azathioprine (post transplant)
Cyclosporin (Neoral)
Mycophenolate
Prednisolone
Sirolimus (Rapamune)
Tacrolimus
5Increase your blood count (control anaemia)
Ferrous sulphate
Intravenous Iron
Erythropoietin (EPO)
6Lower blood pressure/Antihypertensive
Amlodipine
Atenolol
Doxazosin
Enalapril
Lisinopril
Nifedipine
Perindopril or Ramipril
7Phosphate binder
Alucaps
Calcichew
Phosex
Renagel
8Reduce acid in your stomach/Antacid
Cimetidine
Lansoprazole
Omeprazole
Ranitidine
9Reduce cholesterol in your blood
Atorvastatin
Simvastatin
10Relieve constipation
Lactulose
Senna
11Thin your blood
Aspirin
12Vaccines
All
13Various ailments
Drugs you can buy over the counter
14Vitamin D tablets
Alphacalcidol
15Water tablets/Diuretics
Bumetanide
Frusemide
Metolazone