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Review On Nephroprotective Activity of Medicinal Plants On Drug-Induced Nephrotoxicity

Gurnoor Suman; Nallagatla Srihala; V.V. Rajesham; T. Rama Rao

ABSTRACT

The excess use of drugs for various ailments is resulting in increasing cases of drug-induced nephrotoxicity. Acute kidney injury is the most common type of drug-induced nephrotoxicity, which accounts for 85% of cases of nephrotoxicity. Herbal medications, due to the presence of various phytoconstituents, possess nephroprotective activity and are used in the treatment of kidney disorders like acute kidney injury, nephrotic syndrome, chronic interstitial nephritis, etc. The present review aimed to elucidate the list of medicinal plants which are scientifically proven to have nephroprotective activity against drug-induced nephrotoxicity. 

Keywords: Nephrotoxicity, Nephroprotective activity, Gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity, Medicinal plants.

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