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Journal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.04, No. 07)

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Page : 2114-2119

Keywords : Renal colic; renal calculus; NSAIDs; opioid analgesics; non-medicated remedies.;

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Renal colic is the pain due to different kidney abnormalities. The patients with renal calculus/calculi mostly experience acute renal colic which begins in the kidney region and radiating forward and down to the abdomen, genitalia, and legs, not relieved by the change in positions. This repost emphasizes on the management of renal colic in patients with renal calculus by prescribed medications. A part of the report also shows non-medicated remedies and alternative medication systems adopted by the patients to treat renal colic. A questionnaire based study was carried out on 50 out patients and in patients with renal calculus who were also experiencing pain due to it. The patients were selected randomly at, Urology Department, Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Renal colic was mainly treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioid analgesics and local analgesics. Other medications used treat renal colic indirectly were calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, corticosteroids, antibiotics and anti-emetics. Intravenous saline was also administered. These medications always relieved renal colic. Side effects mainly seen were GIT disturbances, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. Non-medicated or home remedies were usually adopted by the patients like lemon juice or warming the ached area. Homeopathy and ayurvedic medicines were among popular alternative treatment systems used. Objectives: The aims and objectives of the study are: To study the prescribed medications for management of renal colic by in patients with renal calculus. To observe alternative treatment systems, dietary measures and non-medicated (home) remedies adopted by patients for management of renal colic. Keywords: Renal colic, renal calculus, NSAIDs, opioid analgesics, non-medicated remedies.

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