Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Medication

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Hydration therapy, typically with intravenous saline, is the cornerstone of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) prevention. However, other agents have have demonstrated some benefit in prevention of CIN, including N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and statins.

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Antidote, Acetaminophen

Class Summary

Used for prevention of contrast toxicity.

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Antilipemic Agents

Class Summary

These agents are used for their favorable effects on endothelin and thrombus formation, plaque stabilization and anti-inflammatory properties by improving lipid profile.

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Electrolyte Supplements, Parenteral

Class Summary

Sodium bicarbonate

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