Renal failure after topical use of NSAIDsBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.533 (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:533
- A H N Fernando,
- R M Temple,
- S Thomas,
- H A Lee
- Wessex Renal and Transplant Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth PO3 6AD.
EDITOR, - We wish to amplify the case reports of C A O' Callaghan and colleagues1 by reporting on a patient who developed acute renal failure twice: once after taking ibuprofen orally and once after topical administration of the drug.
A 76 year old man was admitted with acute anuric renal failure five days after taking four tablets of ibuprofen for a muscle strain. In the 48 …