Published Sep 6, 2003
We had a resident (extensive history-including kidney failure with ongoing dialyis and anemia among numerous cardiac issues)admitted today on another unit. The dietician from the Dialyisis unit that treats him recommended a renal vitamin called Diatec. Our pharmacy is questioning the spelling-the PDR shows Diatex (a complex B vitamin) ). Nothing on Diatec. That is all to be clarified....
Now I am not very familiar with Dialyis patients-so forgive me if this sounds stupid, I also was not the nurse on his unit. But-is a B vitamin ok here? I know it's indicated for the anemia-but my concern is the renal failure. If anyone knows of this drug, can you tell me of any contraindications-assuming it should be the Diatex? Again-I plead ignorence here.
Rest assured...I will be doing some homework on the subject of care, but aside from the fistula and port care-I'm so out of the loop here!!! Time to pull out the old nursing books. But any info in the interm would be appreciated. Thanks.
VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN
I've never heard of that particular vitamin being used for renal patients. Where I'm from, we use Nephro-Vite for people with both acute and chronic renal failure requiring dialysis. Don't know if that's helpful, as it could be a regional thing, but you could always ask a pharmacist about it.
I think the dietician is recommending diatx (folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 with other vitamins)
here is the manufacturers link:
hope this is helpful
I can't get the link to work, but I did run a search. It certainly sounds right. Thanks for your help!
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