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Effects of cellcept for FSGS patients

Effects of cellcept for FSGS patientsWhen steroids and common immunosuppressants fail to treat FSGS, patients may be recommended to take cellcept. Some patients get remission with this medication, while some other patients suffer from a series of side effects. Today, we are here to introduce the effects and side effects of cellcept for FSGS patients.

Effects of cellcept for FSGS patients

It is reported that the onset of FSGS kidney disease has an intimate link with immune disorder. In these patients’ test report, we can find C3, IgM, C1q, IgG and IgA may appear in kidney scarring or necrotic area easily. When these immune complexes deposit in kidneys that can cause inflammatory reactions, these inflammatory reactions induce kidney damage easily.

Cellcept is one immunosuppressive agent that works through lowering the body’s immune system. Weakened immune system can inhibit inflammatory reactions, so as to slow down the progression of FSGS kidney disease. Another obvious effect of cellcept is the remission of proteinuria and swelling.

Side effects of cellcept for FSGS patients

Since cellcept works through weakening patients’ immune system, the common side effects of cellcept include the frequent incidence of various infections, nausea, anemia, stomach pain, vomiting, digestive problem, and so on.

Additionally, fever, night sweats, tiredness, painful mouth sores, flu symptoms, cough, sore throat, pale skin, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood, and so on, may all appear as the side effects of cellcept for FSGS patients.

Now, we have had a general overview of cellcept for FSGS patients. Faced by so many side effects, patients may want to choose some alternative therapies. At present, some systemic treatments indeed can help deal with FSGS kidney disease and avoid so many side effects. For example, Immunotherapy can not only remove immune complexes but also regulate immune system and repair damaged kidney cells. Therefore, patients can get great remission. Hopefully, this therapy can help more and more FSGS patients.

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