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Will Nephrotic Syndrome Relapse If I Stop Cyclosporine

Posted: by Dr.Zhao      Time: 2015-04-22 15:39

Topics: nephrotic syndrome treatment Nephrotic Syndrome

Details: I have Nephrotic Syndrome and take cyclosporine. Now, my protein in urine is controlled well, but I don’t dare to stop cyclosporine because of the easy relapse of my Nephrotic Syndrome. What should I do now.

Expert Answer

First of all, we should know cyclosporine is one type of immunosuppressant that can help inhibit protein from leaking out of the body and inflammatory reactions in kidneys. Nephrotic Syndrome is usually characterized by proteinuria and swelling, so patients need to take some take some medicines to ease their problems and slow down the progression of Nephrotic Syndrome.

Cyclosporine is one common immunosuppressant that can be used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome. Through controlling inflammatory factors and weakening patients’ immune system, this medicine can help ease proteinuria and slow down the progression of Nephrotic Syndrome. However, if patients stop this medicine suddenly, their kidney disease may relapse easily.

How to reduce the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome? There are two therapies worth a try.

One is to reduce the dosage of cyclosporine gradually. This can reduce the recurrent rate of NS. The other one is to take therapies that can repair damaged kidney cells and improve patients’ kidney function, and Immunotherapy is one good choice.

To determine which therapy is good for you, you can have a further consultation online.

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