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Short Communication - (2022) Volume 8, Issue 5

The Effects of Different Types of Drugs on the Kidney
Rolando Chapman*
Department of Nephrology, Tallaght University, Ireland
*Correspondence: Rolando Chapman, Department of Nephrology, Tallaght University, Ireland, Email:

Received: 02-May-2022, Manuscript No. IPJDA-22-13683; Editor assigned: 04-May-2022, Pre QC No. IPJDA-22-13683(PQ); Reviewed: 18-May-2022, QC No. IPJDA-22-13683; Revised: 23-May-2022, Manuscript No. IPJDA-22-13683 (R); Published: 30-May-2022, DOI: 10.36648/2471-853X.22.8.98


The effects of substance abuse should be obvious in every element of the body, mind, and spirit. The road to recovery for drug abuse survivors can be difficult, but understanding what happens to their bodies when they use pharmaceuticals and alcohol might help. While pharmaceutical use can have an impact on any part of the body, many people are unaware of the serious harm that can be done to the kidneys. The kidneys purify drugs as they are taken by the body [1]. As these vital organs transport waste from the body, they are exposed to the harmful effects of medicines. Many major misunderstandings can arise from continued openness to pharmaceuticals and alcohol, and the consequences of illicit drug use can put one’s life in jeopardy. It’s important to remember that the kidneys do more than just eliminate waste; they also create substances that influence the capability of other organs [2].


The effects of illegal drug use on the kidneys might render a person unable to dispose of waste or control chemicals. Dialysis, in which patients are connected to a dialysis machine in a medical clinic, is used to treat severely damaged kidneys. The machine then takes over control of the body’s natural functions, sifting waste via the framework. It is tedious, drains one’s energy, and prevents one from leading a normal life. Furthermore, dialysis cannot be done indefinitely. In the end, a kidney transplant is critical. This is a costly and dangerous procedure. It could be difficult to locate a match [3].

The following are the two most common causes of kidney damage caused by medications: The kidney is a crucial organ that is involved in the outflow of drugs and their metabolites. A few drugs or their metabolites can affect the kidney during medication evacuation. High blood flow to kidneys: At any given time, 20% of the blood pumped by the heart (1200 ml) enters both kidneys for purification. The kidney receives the most notable measure of blood per kilogramme weight of the organ of all the body’s organs. Because of the abundant blood flow, dangerous drugs and chemicals are delivered to the kidney in large quantities and in a short period of time. The kidneys may be harmed as a result of this [4].

Each of the medications listed below can be used to treat advanced renal disease. They can often shrivel or halt the progression of the disease for a time, but none of these treatments appear to be able to truly correct kidney malignant growth. Each of the designated medications is most usually used in turn. In the event that one does not work, another can be tried.


It is unknown whether any of these treatments is clearly superior to the others, whether combining them is more beneficial than providing them separately, or whether one arrangement is superior to the other. To help answer these questions, researchers are doing research. Renal capacity can be harmed by a variety of factors, including hypertension, diabetes, and recurrent kidney illness, as well as increased exposure to harmful synthetics and age-related changes. Kidney function decreases as people get older. For example, the kidneys of an 85-year-old person only release tranquillizers about half as effectively as those of a 35-year-old person.



Conflict of Interest

Authors declare no conflict of interest.


Citation: Chapman R (2022) The Effects of Different Types of Drugs on the Kidney. J Drug Abuse. 8:98.

Copyright: © Chapman R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.