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Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome - What is the Treatment?

 
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Prednisolone (steroid) will be the drug prescribed for your child when he/she is first diagnosed.

Most children respond to this drug with disappearance of the protein in their urine and loss of swelling within 1-2 weeks (this is called REMISSION).

Diuretics (water tablets) may also be given to control the oedema (swelling) before the Prednisolone has worked.

Penicillin V may be prescribed if your child has a lot of swelling as excess fluid in the tissues provides a good environment for bacteria to grow.

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Content compiled by members of the Children’s Renal & Urology Unit, QMC Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals.


The National Kidney Federation cannot accept responsibility for information provided. The above is for guidance only. Patients are advised to seek further information from their own doctor.

NKF Controlled Document No. 132: What is the Treatment? written: 14/11/2020 last reviewed: 14/11/2020