Acute renal failure

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What is acute renal failure?

Acute (sudden) kidney failure is the abrupt or sudden decline of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste and concentrate urine without losing electrolytes.

Common symptoms reported by people with acute renal failure

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with acute renal failure

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Hemodialysis HHD)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
7
Tried for
acute renal failure (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
acute renal failure (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with acute renal failure, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with acute renal failure

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Hemodialysis HHD)
Perceived effectiveness
for acute renal failure (4 evaluations)
Side effects
equilibrium problems fatigue post infusion 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
acute renal failure (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for acute renal failure (2 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
acute renal failure (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
bruising
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with acute renal failure, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has acute renal failure on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 13
30s 53
40s 59
50s 83
60s 64
70+ 31
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 4
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

69% Female
31% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 102
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from acute renal failure patients who have completed their condition history
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