The information in these booklets is produced on behalf of and with the kidney community, and that of the UK Kidney Association (formerly The Renal Association) and its partners.
All of our booklets are free to download by selecting them below.
Kidney Care UK, 3 The Windmills, St Mary's Close, Turk Street, Alton, GU34 1EF
(Please note: not all of our booklets are available as printed copies)
Medicines for high blood pressure
High blood pressure is common in people with kidney disease. Most people with high blood pressure will eventually need medicines to treat it. This leaflet is designed to give you more information about your blood pressure medicines and some of their possible side effects.Download PDF
Medicines for people having dialysis
Medicines can be used to help with your symptoms if you are having haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. This leaflet is designed to give you more information about some of your most commonly prescribed medicines and some of their possible side effects.Download PDF
If you have kidney disease, or have had a kidney transplant, there are sometimes problems with buying medicines over the counter (i.e. from pharmacies, supermarkets or garages) to treat minor ailments. This leaflet is designed to give you more information about the medicines that may cause problems.Download PDF
Removing your temporary haemodialysis catheter (vascath)
If you are receiving haemodialysis for chronic kidney disease (CKD), you may have had a temporary haemodialysis catheter or line put into the large veins in your groin or neck. This leaflet describes what happens when your catheter is removed.Download PDF