Daily Archives: April 16, 2019

On my labs (3 months ago) my GFR NON AFRICAN AMERICAN was 53 ml/min/SA and GFR AFRICAN AMERICAN was 64 ml/min/SA. Is Famotidine 20mg twice a day safe for your kidneys for an extended time? Are there any other H2 Blockers safer than others for an extended period of time? Are medications that decrease stomach acid production not safe at all? Thank you.

The histamine receptor two (H2) blockers are generally thought to be safe for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Famotidine is an example of an H2 blocker. Most H2 blockers are equivalent, except for cimetidine, which can cause an elevation … Continue reading

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I recently have been diagnosed with MGUS and had a 24 hr urine done. The monoclonal protein did not show in my urine but other protein did which was mostly albumin. I had 234 mg in 24 hrs. What does this mean and should I be concerned? Thank you!

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is a finding in the blood that, as noted in the description, is of uncertain significance and generally requires observation over time to tell if it means anything or not. The normal 24 hour … Continue reading

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