Provided by DaVita® Dietitians
If you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and are on dialysis, you were likely told by your doctor that over-the-counter (OTC) multivitamins may not be good for your health. There are a couple main reasons why many OTC multivitamins aren’t good for people on dialysis:
Your diet, kidney function, dialysis treatments and other factors can affect your vitamin needs:
It’s recommended that you take your renal vitamins every day. Try to make it a habit of taking it after your dialysis treatment and at that same time when you don’t do treatments. You can also take it before going to bed. Here are other ways to manage your renal vitamins along with other medications:
Talk to your kidney healthcare team about other ways to remember taking your renal vitamins. It’s part of having a better quality of life on dialysis.
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