Nephrotic Syndrome Topic Guide

Nephrotic Syndrome Nephrotic Syndrome: Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder that causes a loss of protein in the urine. There are many causes of nephrotic syndrome. Symptoms and signs include facial swelling, fatigue, loss of appetite, pleural effusions, and foamy urine. Treatment focuses on minimizing symptoms and signs and may incorporate the use of medications like blood thinners, cholesterol-reducing drugs, diuretics, and medications that lower blood pressure.

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rituximab Rituximab

Rituximab is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat the following conditions in adults:

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atorvastatin Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholestero...learn more »

benazepril Benazepril

Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor that is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart at...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body, and also suppresses your immune system...learn more »

furosemide Furosemide

Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. This allows the salt to instead be passed in your urine......learn more »

warfarin Warfarin

Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots...learn more »