Feb 06, 2013 - 2:22 pm
Since I had my kidney removed, I've been concerned about not only what to eat, but what's safe for me to take. My doc said avoid aspirin/ibuprofen, for example, and take tylenol instead.
I'm getting a cold or some kind of sinus condition (which I often do). I've been wondering if my frequent usages of antihistamines and nasal decongestants like sudafed might have contributed to my kidney cancer. I've always been a chronic under-drinker of water/fluids and those drugs really dehydrate you.
Does anybody know if antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, etc.) or nasal decongestants like sudafed are hard on the kidneys? I'm not sure if it's ok for me to take them now.