S. PAUL HANDA, M.D.
To the editor: Reversible acute renal failure with oliguria and azotemia are known to occur as rare side effects of most nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (1-3). Occasional case descriptions of hematuria, papillary necrosis, and micturition disorders have also been recorded. Curt and associates (4) have reported a case of acute renal failure with nephrotic syndrome accompanied with features of fever, elevated sedimentation rate, and eosinophilia secondary to a hypersensitivity reaction to fenoprofen calcium. My observations on the following two cases are pertinent to their report.
A 72-year-old woman received fenoprofen calcium (Nalfon; Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana), 600 mg three
HANDA SP. Renal Effects of Fenoprofen. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:508–509. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-508
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):508-509.
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