What kind of pain medication can kidney patients take that is safe and won’t damage your kidneys any further?

Acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) is safe for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as long as doses are under 3000 milligrams per day.  Higher doses can cause liver injury.  Aspirin can be taken for short periods of time and not interfere with kidney function.  Low dose aspirin (325 milligrams or less per day) can be taken and not interfere with kidney function.

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