If you’re diagnosed with kidney disease, your doctor may prescribe certain medications and vitamins to help you stay healthy and feel your best. These medications, vitamins, and supplements for kidney disease can help you maintain balance in your body when your kidneys aren’t working as well as they should.
Which kidney disease medications your doctor prescribes may depend on several personal health factors, including your level of kidney function, which of the kidney disease stages you're in, and whether you're managing any other health conditions that could affect your kidney health.
Why do I need vitamins and supplements for kidney disease?
Your body needs certain vitamins and minerals to maintain good health, get energy from food, and perform important functions. Kidney disease can change the way your body uses vitamins and minerals, and eating a kidney-friendly diet may also change the amount of vitamins and minerals you’re able to get from the foods you eat.
Just like with any new medications, it’s important to understand what vitamins and supplements do and how to take them. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about the vitamins or supplements, they have prescribed.
It is important to know that if you go on dialysis, your medication and vitamins needs may be different. Talk to your doctor about any changes you need to make if your care plan changes.
Talk to your doctor before taking any over-the-counter supplements or medications