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What's the equivalent of creatinine 133 here in the US

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what's the equivalent of creatinine 133 here in the US thanks
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: this is result of my brother who's in the Philippine, and i'm concern , lately he's taking acetaminiphen for pain and fever, he's diabetic he's been taking metformin, he told me this creatinine result thank you
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: he has somekind of swelling on his buttocks aggrevated by still driving and with the very hot weather , his fever about 3 days now he went to the doctor and was given clindamycin antibiotics , he just started taking yesterday, this creatinine result was yesterday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: all i know is just diabetes and blood pressure and he is 56 years old
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

Creatinine of 133 µmol/L = 1.50 mg/dL which is the USA units.

which is slightly elevated, but not super dangerous.

dehydration and not drinking enough water can cause your creatinine to be up to 1.5

diabetes can cause weakness of the kidneys.

usually acetaminophen is ok to take, this is better than NSAIDs like ibuprofen which can be more stressful for the kidneys.

I'm glad he is on antibiotics.

I'm sure his doctors will continue to monitor his creatinine levels and make sure it comes down to 1.0 range or less which is more normal.

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