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Medications for Nephrotic Syndrome

Other names: Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome; Nephrosis

About Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a constellation of signs and symptoms including protein in the urine (exceeding 3.5 grams per day), low blood protein levels, high cholesterol levels, and swelling. The urine may also contain fat, which is visible under the microscope.

Drugs used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
prednisone 6.3 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

CellCept 9.5 2 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: mycophenolate mofetil systemic

Drug class: selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

mycophenolate mofetil 9.5 2 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: mycophenolate mofetil systemic

Brand name:  CellCept

Drug class: selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

prednisolone 8.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisolone systemic

Brand names:  Millipred, Millipred DP, Orapred ODT, PediaPred …show all

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

cyclophosphamide Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

cyclosporine Off-label Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: cyclosporine systemic

Drug class: calcineurin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Aldactazide Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

triamcinolone Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Clinacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic

Brand name:  Aldactazide

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

tacrolimus Off-label 7.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: tacrolimus systemic

Drug class: calcineurin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

azathioprine Off-label Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Kenalog-40 Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Clinacort Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

cortisone Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Brand name:  Cortone Acetate

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Cortone Acetate Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Millipred Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Millipred DP Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Orapred ODT Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

PediaPred Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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