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Thursday, January 06, 2011 alisonh, Community Member, asks

Q: Can antibiotics cause kidney failure?

I have recently been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure stage 3.  My left kidney functon is 25% and the right kidney function is 78%. As a yougster I was on a course of antiobiotics for over 7 years; could this have caused my kidney damage? 

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CIG, Community Member
2/15/11 6:41am

According to the Mayo Clinic: "Diseases and conditions that damage the kidneys and may lead to acute kidney failure include:

  • Medications, such as certain chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics and dyes used during imaging tests"


8/ 8/14 8:46am

Hi Alisonh,


I know it has been a long time since you posted this question, and you did receive an answer from a community member, but I was curious as to whether you found a treatment plan that worked for you.  I would love to hear about it if so.  We do have more information about this question on our site.


Check out:

Can Antibiotics Cause Kidney Failure


Acute Tubular Necrosis


Hope you are well!

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By alisonh, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 01/06/11