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Question: NSAIDS should i take 80mg aspirin stage 3 CKD


 revjarrett - Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:48 am

i am a 47 year old female with stage 3 ckd (since 2005)

i have been taking 80 mg of aspirin at my doctors suggestion for 8 yrs and have recently read that NSAIDS can cause kidney problems.

should i be concerned about this or is 80mg too low a dose to be worry about? thank you
 R. Zein, Pharm D - Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:03 pm

User avatar Dear revjarrett

the aspirin dose you are taking is a low dose and should not cause renal problems. you are right about NSAIDS causing kidney damage, but this is only if used more than the daily recommended doses for a long time

aspirin 81 mg has a cardioprotective effect, so i recommend that you keep taking it as directed by your doctor

thanks and remain blessed

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