A double-blind crossover study versus placebo of the renal effects of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug imidazole 2-hydroxybenzoate was conducted in 10 patients with compensated liver cirrhosis. The administration of the drug (750 mg, t.i.d., for three days) did not affect renal plasma flow, glomerular filtration rate, free water clearance nor the urinary excretion of sodium or potassium. Values of plasma renin activity also did not change after drug administration. Direct tubular damage from imidazole 2-hydroxybenzoate was also excluded by normal excretion of beta-2-microglobulin and N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase. Urinary 6-keto-PGF1alpha output were comparable during imidazole 2-hydroxybenzoate and placebo administration. These data indicate that this nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug does not affect the renal function in patients with compensated liver cirrhosis.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology Therapy and Toxicology|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)