Category Archives: Pharmaceuticals in Kidney Health

metformin and kidney disease

To Metformin or Not To Metformin in CKD

Is metformin bad for your kidneys? There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion regarding the answer to this question.  That’s why a few months ago I created a survey to ask physicians about their use of metformin in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The results suggested that many practitioners are following outdated clinical guidelines when…

metformin in kidney disease

Metformin in Kidney Disease: Survey Reveals How Doctors Feel About Metformin and CKD

Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes has chronic kidney disease (CKD). Metformin (Glucophage®) is widely viewed as the best early treatment to lower blood glucose in type 2 diabetics, yet the use of metformin in kidney disease patients is shrouded with a lot of misinformation and confusion. Both patients and doctors alike may wonder…

kidney drugs affecting nutrients

Kidney Associated Drugs-Nutrient Interactions

Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential for every structure and function in the human body, including but not limited to the function of the heart, blood vessels, and immune system. Thousands of enzymes in the body require micronutrients for optimal function.  Some medications interact with micronutrients, and micronutrients may interfere with the action of medication….