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Common Used Western Medicines for Nephrotic Syndrome Patients

Common Used Western Medicines for Nephrotic Syndrome PatientsWhat are the common used western medicines for nephrotic syndrome patients? As we know, nephrotic syndrome is a common type of kidney disorder with some severe symptoms, such as large amount of proteinuria, severe swelling, hyperlipidaemia, hypoproteinemia. When patients get the nephrotic syndrome, they will be recommended to take some western medicines to help relieve their symptoms, prevent complications and slow down the progression of their kidney damage. In this article, we will learn the common used western medicines for nephrotic syndrome patients.

1. Antihypertensive drugs

Since high blood pressure in nephrotic syndrome will cause further kidney damage to patients, so they need to take the antihypertensive drugs to lower blood pressure. There two common used drugs, ACEI (Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors) and ARBs (Angiotension Receptor Blockers). The ACEI includes benazepril, lotensin, captopril, enalapril, etc, and the ARBs includes losartan, valsartan, etc.

2. Diuretics

Nephrpotic syndrome patients also need to take diuretics to help increase their urine output and relieve their severe swelling. And the common uses diuretics include furosenmide, spironolactone, etc.

3. Cholesterol-lowering drugs

Statins can help lower cholesterol and tryglycerides, and the common uses statins include atovastation, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin, etc.

4. Blood thinners

Anticoagulants help reduce blood coagulation, so as to reduce the risk of blood clots.

5. Immunosuppressor

These medicines can help suppress the immune system for nephrotic syndrome patients, which can prevent the inflammations and infections for patients.

Above are some of the common used western medicines for nephrotic syndrome patients. However, since the specific illness condition will be different from case to case, so nephrotic syndrome patients need to take the medicines depending on their own illness condition by following the guideline of professional nephrologists. If you want to get more treatment suggestions for nephrotic syndrome patients, you can consult online doctor, or you can also leave a message below.

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