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Tacrolimus for Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment in Kids

Tacrolimus for Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment in KidsJust like prednisone, tacrolimus is also used commonly to treat kids with Nephrotic Syndrome. If patients are suggested to stop prednisone and begin to take tacrolimus, they must want to know more about this drug. Today, follow me to learn more about it here.

When is tacrolimus used for Nephrotic Syndrome in kids?

Nephrotic Syndrome is characterized by proteinuria, and its onset has a close link with immune disorder. The disorder of immune system causes kidneys to leak protein into the urine, forming proteinuria. To alleviate proteinuria, steroids like prednisone is used commonly. Although these medications can ease proteinuria and inhibit Nephrotic Syndrome obviously and effectively, patients' kidney problem relapses easily.

When kids with Nephrotic Syndrome suffer from too many relapses of this disease, they are more likely to be suggested to take tacrolimus, which is also called FK506, FK or Prograf.

The effects of tacrolimus on Nephrotic Syndrome

It is one strong and new type of immunosuppressants. According to clinical research, it is better than cyclophosphamide on keeping the remission of proteinuria and treating steroid-resistant Nephrotic Syndrome.

Through inhibiting the immune system, tacrolimus can reduce the protein leakage and slow down the progression of Nephrotic Syndrome. If used correctly, patients may get complete remission in clinic.

Side effects of tacrolimus

If kids take tacrolimus, they may suffer from some side effects such as:

- Sleep problems

- Nausea and vomiting

- Watery bowel movements

- At the high risk of infections, cold and fever

- Lack of energy, weakness or fatigue

- Mood swing, confusion or irritability

- Skin itching

If patients have some of these side effects when taking this medication, they should tell their doctor immediately and take some medicines to manage their problems. In fact, there are some natural alternative treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome in kids. If you interested, you can consult the doctor online for more information.

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