Drugs used in dialysis PDF Print

Dialysis users will be prescribed a cocktail of medications to take in conjunction with their dialysis, renal diet and fluid restrictions.  A combination of these measures will help users to stay as healthy as possible and keep a good quality of life for as long as they can.

We have listed below some of the most common drug groups used in dialysis.  This list isn't exhaustive and if you belive that we should update this information please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phosphorous binders

Anaemia

Iron

To prevent bone disease and calcifications

Vitamins and minerals

Active vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels

Drugs and products used to relieve itching

Cramps

Often renal dialysis users have other conditions too.  Common conditions are high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.  We have included some common drug treatments for these below

Drugs for high blood pressure

Drugs for diabetes

Drugs for heart disease 

 
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