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Taking Betaseron and Ampyra. GFR decreasing due to medications. Should I be concerned?

I am 53 with MS. I am on Betaseron and Ampyra. My GFR in June of 2011 was 62.1, January 2012 was 55.4, May 2012 was 75, November 2012 was 58 and last week was 52. I started Betaseron in April of 2012 and Amprya June 28th 2012. Should I be concerned that my GFR is decreasing due to the medications and why is there such fluctuation?? MDW Mom
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Hi Welcome to HCM

Betaseron is an one of the effective treatment for MS, however decrease in GFR (decline in kidney function) has been reported in conditions such as hypertension, diabetes. If you experience dizziness, headaches, flashes of light please consult your primary physician for a consult.

However, looks like your GFR was already lower before you started with the fore-mentioned drugs indicating that the drugs may not be the reason for your lower GFR. I will advice you to consult your doctor if your GFR decreases further.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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