Nephrotic Syndrome (cont.)
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People who have nephrotic syndrome need to see a doctor regularly to have their kidney function checked. Children usually need to see a doctor more often than adults do.
Take all of your medicines, even after you begin to feel better. If you have side effects, contact your doctor before stopping a medicine.
If you are taking medicines for another health problem, you may need blood testing to see if you are getting the correct amount of medicine. Make sure your doctor knows about all the prescription and nonprescription medicines that you are taking.
You may help reduce symptoms of nephrotic syndrome and prevent other health problems by:
Nephrotic syndrome is usually successfully treated with a combination of medicines.
Medicines to treat nephrotic syndrome include:
Most children are successfully treated with corticosteroids, though relapses are common.1
Clinical trials are ongoing to test more effective medicines for the treatment of steroid-resistant (relapsing) nephrotic syndrome. If treatment has not successfully controlled your nephrotic syndrome, ask your doctor about information on clinical trials. To take part in a clinical trial, you may need to travel to a large treatment center.
What to think about
Most children who have nephrotic syndrome do well with treatment and have a normal life expectancy.
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