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Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

Kidney Damage

Cross-section image of a human kidney.Image by Holly Fischer/CC BY

Some drugs may cause kidney damage or failure, either directly or indirectly, from dehydration, dangerous increases in body temperature, and muscle breakdown.

Drugs that can cause kidney damage:

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NIDA. (2017, March 23). Health Consequences of Drug Misuse. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/health-consequences-drug-misuse

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