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Treatments for Childhood nephrotic syndrome

Treatment List for Childhood nephrotic syndrome

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Childhood nephrotic syndrome includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Prednisone
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Chlorambucil
  • Cyclosporine
  • Treatment of childhood nephrotic syndrome consists of treatment of the underlying condition in parallel with management of the symptoms. Treatments include:
    • Specific treatments:
      • Corticosteroids - first line
      • Immunosuppressants for patients who fail to respond to steroids or have frequent relapses - cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil, cyclosporine, tacrolimus
    • Symptomatic management:
      • Diuretics for fluid overload - furosemide, spironolactone
      • Fluid and sodium restriction - as required for management of fluid overload
      • ACE inhibitors and ARB's - with care, for management of hypertension
      • Adequate dietary protein (1-2g/kg/day)
      • Cholesterol lowering agents for hyperlipidemia
      • Anticoagulation if thromboembolic disease occurs

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