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Side Effects of Prednisone on Children with Nephrotic Syndrome

side effects of prednisone on children with Nephrotic SyndromeWhat are the side effects if children with Nephrotic Syndrome take too much prednisone? Prednisone is the most commonly used oral medicine for children with Nephrotic Syndrome. It slows down illness progress and brings all the symptoms and abnormal test indicators under control, which is very helpful for patients’ recovery. However, Nephrotic Syndrome relapses easily, so many children have to be on and off prednisone. Prednisone is helpful, but if used for a very long time, many side effects will be caused. Well, what are the side effects of prednisone on children with Nephrotic Syndrome?

Common side effects of prednisone on children with Nephrotic Syndrome include:

Infection: You may find your kid catch infection or cold easily after taking prednisone for some time. This condition may increase their risk for illness relapse.

Mood swing: Mood swing is another common side effects of prednisone on Nephrotic Syndrome. Anxiety, mental depression, agitation, irritability and nervousness are especially among children who has taken prednisone for a very long time due to Nephrotic Syndrome.

Heartbeat problems: Heartbeat problems include fast, slow, pounding or irregular heartbeat or pulse.

Swelling: This side effects especially common in children’ figure, hands, feet and lower legs. As the parent, we should tell the different of it and fluid retention caused by Nephrotic Syndrome.

Growth retardation: Long-term usage of prednisone may also cause children to suffer from growth retardation which is one of the most serious side effects.

Eye problems: Eye pain and blurred vision

Other side effects: Aside from what we mentioned above, there are many other side effects like bloody, black or tarry stools, shortness of breath, pounding in the ears, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, decreased urine output, abdominal or stomach cramping or burning, cough and darkening of the skin

Prednisone indeed helps to treat Nephrotic Syndrome and get illness condition controlled. However, for children, it is not a good option due to the severe side effects it causes when used for a long time. For kids who are living with Nephrotic Syndrome, they can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy which is a natural remedy and also helps to bring Nephrotic Syndrome under control.

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