Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Renal Tubular Acidosis Home Care

Home care for renal tubular acidosis includes:

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
  • Check with your doctor before you take new medication.
  • Patients should be advised to avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, and other medications that are metabolized by the kidney.
    • Acetaminophen can be used for pain because it is not metabolized by the kidneys.
  • Avoid herbal supplements.
  • Eat a kidney disease diet.
    • As directed by your doctor.
  • If you have high blood pressure:
    • Learn how to take your blood pressure.
    • Check your blood pressure every day:
    • Keep a blood pressure diary.
  • Measure your weight every day:
    • Keep a log of your results.

Renal Tubular Acidosis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have renal tubular acidosis and any of the following:

Continue to Renal Tubular Acidosis Outlook

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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