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Is There Any Risk In Taking Ciclosporin In FSGS During Pregnancy

Is There Any Risk In Taking Ciclosporin In FSGS During PregnancyCiclosporin is a medicine which is often used in treating FSGS, because it is a medicine which has obvious effect in treating proteinuria. FSGS is a disease which can cause damage in glomeruli, so it is also a major cause of nephrotic syndrome. In fact, some patients with FSGS have this curiosity: if they have pregnancy, is there any risk in taking ciclosporin?

Ciclosporin is a kind of immunosuppressor, and it has obvious effect in treating organ rejection. But for patients with FSGS, it can be used to control their massive proteinuria. For FSGS patients who have pregnancy, if they are going to use this medicine, there are some points should be noticed by them.

1. Causing toxication to fetus:

This medicine can get through placenta, so it has the risk of causing toxicity to fetus. In the experiment of ciclosporin, it has been turned out that it can cause toxicity when this medicine is used in the dosage of 2~5 times more than the normal dosage that should be used in human being. On the other hand, it does not have evidence that this medicine can cause damage to fetus when it is used in conventional dose.

2. Potential risks:

If ciclosporin is used in women who are pregnant or in their lactation period, this medicine can take many potential risks to their babies. For example, this medicine can cause the effect of high blood pressure, renal toxicity, malignant tumor, etc.

3. Other risks:

There are many other side effects may be caused by this medicine, like increasing the risk of cancer. Besides, if patients have problems like hypohepatia, Hyperkalemia, infection, renal insufficiency, etc, they should be careful if they are going to take this medicine.

As we can see, for FSGS patients who are in pregnancy, it is better for them not to use this medicine, because it may take bad effects to their babies. In the end, if you have any other trouble in dealing with your kidney disease, you can consult our online experts, and we will do what we can to help you.

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