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High albumin urea levels, taking Metformin. Have sleep apnea. Could Pradaxa, Sotolol or Symbicort cause increased level?

My husband was told yesterday that his albumin urea levels are 51.9 and he has to start on a new med to protect his kidneys. he has diabetes & takes Metformin but has lost some weight 7 his glucose levels have been good so the dr is weaning him off the metformin he is in A fib now & was cardio verted but is bacck out again so he has had the sleep apnea test & definitely has it so once that gets contrilled he wil be cardioverted again. He has also started 3 new meds in the last 4 months Pradaxa, sotolol & symbicort Could any of these other things be the cause of the elevated albumin levels or is it just from the diabetes?
Asked On : Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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The above mentioned drugs do not cause albuminuria. Most likely it is from the diabetes itself. You. Should start the tablets prescribed for this condition and keep the proteinuria as low as possible. The target proteinuria should be less than 300 mg in 24 hours.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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