Doctors Lounge - Nephrology Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Nephrotic Syndrome
Question: want to try some supplements?
|munda_kamaal - Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:56 pm||
I am 23 years old and suffering from nephrotic syndrome. Following are the list of medications I am currently on..
1. Prednisone 50mg
2. Metaprolol 95mg
3. Frusimide 120mg
4. Inhibace 5mg
My doctor told me that he will be starting me on neoral capsules (cyclosporine) and will be decreasing prednisone slowly, as prednisone is not working on me anymore and making the condition worse.
My question is that - I wanted to try the following supplements, is it safe for me to try the following supplements?
- acetyl-L-carnitine 500mg once a day
- L-ornithine 100mg once a day
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:23 pm||
From what I was able to find there is not good data regarding interactions of the supplements that you are considering. To further complicate the matter, there is not good data that I could find on these supplements in nephrotic syndrome.
I would strongly advise you to be incredibly cautious if you choose to use them. You may want to talk with your nephrologist, though. They may have more information than I was able to find.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.