Reversible acute interstitial nephritis associated with indomethacin Academic Article uri icon


  • Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs have been implicated in causing acute renal failure of several distinct patterns. We report a case of reversible acute renal failure associated with indomethacin therapy. Renal function recovered upon cessation of indomethacin treatment. Renal biopsy disclosed the presence of tubulointerstitial nephritis which was thought to have been responsible for the acute renal failure in this patient. Following presentation of this unusual side effect within the wide spectrum of renal and electrolyte disorders related to nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory agents, we recommend that kidney function indices should be frequently tested in patients receiving indomethacin.

publication date

  • March 1, 1985