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Review: could Fentanyl cause Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)?

We study 14,063 people who have side effects while taking Fentanyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 183 have Renal failure. Find out below who they are, when they have Renal failure and more.

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl (latest outcomes from 14,393 users) has active ingredients of fentanyl citrate. It is often used in pain.

Renal failure

Renal failure (kidney dysfunction) (latest reports from 426,720 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, coronary artery bypass, diabetes, multiple myeloma, pain.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 14,062 people reported to have side effects when taking Fentanyl. Among them, 277 people (1.97%) have Renal Failure.

Trend of Renal failure in Fentanyl reports

Time on Fentanyl when people have Renal failure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Renal failure91.67%8.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Renal failure when taking Fentanyl * :

FemaleMale
Renal failure47.92%52.08%

Age of people who have Renal failure when taking Fentanyl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Renal failure3.47%2.70%1.54%1.54%5.02%8.88%18.53%58.30%

Severity of Renal failure when taking Fentanyl ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Renal failure ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (27 people, 9.75%)
  2. Hypertension (25 people, 9.03%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (13 people, 4.69%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (11 people, 3.97%)
  5. Hypercholesterolaemia (11 people, 3.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Fentanyl citrate (150 people, 54.15%)
  2. Lasix (60 people, 21.66%)
  3. Vancomycin (50 people, 18.05%)
  4. Aspirin (48 people, 17.33%)
  5. Heparin (43 people, 15.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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