Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tylenol and the kidney

Three issues are raised at Renal Fellow Network, one with overdose (ATN, which can happen with or without hepatotoxicity) and two with long term use (analgesic nephropathy and wide gap acidosis). But let's not forget a possible future protective role for acetaminophen in the kidney, (ordinary therapeutic doses) in the setting of rhabdomyolysis, too early for prime time right now.

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