Kidney Disease


The Kidney Disease Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the American Kidney Fund. It is intended to provide information on kidney disease and to help those with kidney disease find assistance paying for their medications.

Myth: kidney disease is rare. In fact, it is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S and 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. are at risk for getting kidney disease. This is startling because you cannot survive without your kidneys. They filter waste and fluid out of your blood, but they also do many other important jobs that keep your body working the way it should. Anyone can get kidney disease, but some factors make it more likely such as if you have diabetes or high blood pressure. Some kidney problems may be temporary, or symptoms of other conditions like chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure. Although currently 30 million Americans have kidney disease, most do not know because it has no symptoms in early stages. Learn more in the Resources Box to the right.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

The American Kidney Fund and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed on this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

Click HERE to learn more about how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

Medications used in the treatment of Kidney Disease

Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug:

Accupril (quinapril)
Aceon (perindopril erbumine)
Adalat CC (nifedipine)
Aldactazide (hydrochlorthiazide/spironolactone)
Aldactone (spironolactone)
Altace (ramipril)
Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa)
Atacand (candesartan cilexetil)
Avalide (irbesartan)
Avapro (irbesartan)
Benicar (olmesartan)
Caduet (amlodipine/atorvastatin)
Calan (verapamil)
Calan SR (verapamil)
Capoten (captopril)
Capozide (captopril/hctz)
Cardene (nicardipine)
Cardizem CD (dilitazem)
Cardura (doxazosin)
Catapres (clonidine)
Coreg CR (carvedilol phosphate)
Corgard (nadolol)
Cozaar (losartan potassium)
Demadex (torsemide)
Dilacor XR (dilitazem)
Diovan (valsartan)
Diovan HCT (valsartan/hctz)
Dyazide (hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene)
DynaCirc CR (isradipine)
Dyrenium (triamterene)
Epogen (epoetin alfa)
Exforge (amlodipine/valsartan)
Fosrenol (lanthanum)
Hytrin (terazosin)
Hyzaar (losartan potassium)
Inderal LA (propranolol)
Isoptin (verapamil)
Isoptin SR (verapamil)
Lasix (furosemide)
Levatol (penbutolol)
Lexxel (enalapril maleate felodipine er)
Loniten (minoxidil)
Lopressor (metoprolol)
Lotensin (benazepril)
Lotrel (amlodipine/benazepril)
Lozol (indapamide)
Mavik (tradolapril)
Maxzide (triamterene/hctz)
Micardis (telmisartan)
Minipress (prazosin)
Monopril (fosinopril)
Norvasc (amlodipine)
Omontys (peginesatide)
Plendil ER (felodipine)
Prinivil (lisinopril)
Prinizide (lisinopril/hctz)
Procardia (nifedipine)
Procrit (epoetin alfa)
Renvela (sevelame carbonate)
Sectral (acebutolol)
Sensipar (cinacalcet)
Sular (nisoldipine)
Taztia (dilitiazem)
Tenex (guanfacine)
Tenoretic (atenolol/chlorthalidone)
Tenormin (atenolol)
Teveten (eprosartan)
Tiazac (dilitazem)
Toprol XL (metoprolol)
Trandate (labetalol)
Univasc (mexipril)
Vaseretic (enalapril)
Vasotec (enalapril)
Venofer (iron sucrose)
Zestoretic (lisinopril)
Zestril (lisinopril)

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