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Can creatinine levels be reduced with medication?

Monday, 15 January 2007
Answered by: Dr. Vijay Kher
Consultant Nephrologist,
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals,
New Delhi
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Q. My father's creatinine level has risen from 4.1 mg/dl to 4.9 mg/dl within six months. During this period, he was on medication to control the same in addition to his regular diabetes and blood pressure drugs. In the last six months, he has restricted his diet and stopped eating non-vegetarian food. He is taking very less salt in his food and has reduced the protein intake as advised by the doctor. But when the test results came the creatinine level was elevated to 4.9 mg/dl. Is there a medication to reduce the creatinine level? Due to his age, which is 64 years and diabetes, its hard to go back to the normal creatinine level, but is it possible to maintain the current level with the help of drugs? His diabetes is 28 years old. From the last 6-7 years, he is using insulin injections before that he was on diabetic drugs.

A.  There is no medicine to reduce blood creatinine level. Blood creatinine level is used as an indirect marker of measuring kidney function. Disease process, uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure cause deterioration in kidney function. Controlling these factors might help in slowing down the deterioration in kidney function.

A.  There is no medicine to reduce blood creatinine level. Blood creatinine level is used as an indirect marker of measuring kidney function. Disease process, uncontrolled diabetes and blood pressure cause deterioration in kidney function. Controlling these factors might help in slowing down the deterioration in kidney function.

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