Nephrotic Syndrome Treatment
How Is Nephrotic Syndrome Treated?
In adults, the goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent complications, and delay long-term kidney damage. Treatment approaches may differ depending on the underlying disease or cause (see What Is Nephrotic Syndrome?). Your doctor will create a treatment plan that includes diet, medications, or both to address the underlying cause of the nephrotic syndrome and manage any additional symptoms of nephrotic syndrome such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and proteinuria.
Your doctor may prescribe blood pressure medication such as an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). These agents are used to control blood pressure and help to decrease the amount of protein loss in the urine. Corticosteroids and other drugs that suppress the immune system may be used. Additional medication, such as a statin, may be needed to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, which will also reduce the risk of heart and blood vessel problems.
Regardless of the treatment plan you and your doctor choose, your doctor will monitor you closely and conduct regular urine and blood tests.
Acthar is a treatment that may be used to help control proteinuria in patients with nephrotic syndrome.
Acthar in the Treatment of Proteinuria in Nephrotic Syndrome
Please see Important Safety Information for Acthar.
Questcor is a biopharmaceutical company who is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with serious, difficult-to-treat autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. We are working with leading nephrologists to study further the use of Acthar in the treatment of proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome.