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Is Azathioprine Good for the FSGS Patients

Is Azathioprine Good for the FSGS PatientsIs Azathioprine good for FSGS patients? Before answering this question, let’s firstly learn what is azathioprine commonly used for? And what will happen if it is wrongly used by FSGS patients?

Introduction about azathioprine

Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive drug that is commonly used by patients who had organ transplantation like kidney tranplant, heart transplant and live transplant. As the organ from the donor does not belong to patient, so after the sugery, immunosuppressive durgs like azathioprine are always used to restrain rejection. Besides, this medicine can also be used alone to treat serious rheumatic arthritis, dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune hemolytic anemia and pemphigus vulgaris and so on.

Proper usage of azathiprine helps to treat refractory illness well, but if used improperly or for a long time, side effects like dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, chill, joint pain, live dysfunction, low blood pressure and myalgia will be caused. Therefore, the application of this medicine must be under doctor’s direction.

Is azathioprine good for FSGS patients?

FSGS is a problem in which less then a half of glomeruli are injured for inflammatory response. Azathioprine helps to stop inflammation and prevent further kidney damages. Therefore, from this angle embarking, azathioprine is good for FSGS patients as it can help to stop illness progression. However, in FSGS, inflammatory response appears usually due to deposition in kidney. Therefore, without clearing deposition away from kidney, inflammatory response appears again sooner or later.

In some cases of FSGS, in order to control illness well, patients have to take this medicine for a very long time or frequently. As we have mentioned above, frequent usage or long-term usage of it will cause many side effects. Additional, azathioprine works by impairing immune system, so long-term application of it will lower patients’ immunity. From this perspective, azathioprine is not good for FSGS patients.

Lastly, azathioprine indeed helps to treat FSGS and it is good ti some extent, but it is far away enough simply by taking this medicine if patients want to their kidney function improved well.

Hope the above information is helpful for you. If you have any other questions on kidney disease or want to get more personalized and professional treatment suggestions, please leave a message below.







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