Is It Possible To Change The Dose Of Nephrotic Syndrome Medicine Without Doctor’s Instructions?

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Hello Abenk8181,

Thanks for the question. Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder condition that causes the body to lose protein from the urine, causing a buildup of fluid in the body (edema/swelling). In addition to swelling in the body, sufferers are also susceptible to infection, prone to blood clots, and high blood pressure. The diagnosis of this disease is based on the patient's complaints, the doctor's examination, and supporting examinations in the form of blood tests and urine tests. Once diagnosed with this condition, the doctor will provide treatment aimed at reducing symptoms. Furosemide and spironolactone are diuretic drugs that aim to get rid of excess fluid in the body while methylprednisolone is a steroid class that aims to reduce inflammation in the kidneys. You are not advised to change the dose of the drug yourself without a doctor's advice because each drug has its own side effects. Because of its function of removing excess fluid, the drug spironolactone if taken in excess can cause side effects of dizziness and a sensation of fainting. Furthermore, if taken without the doctor's advice, this drug also has the side effect of interfering with kidney function. You should still consult first with the internal medicine specialist who treats you if your complaints are not handled with the drugs currently being given so that you do not experience unwanted side effects.

Hope this information is useful.

Dr. Aloisia

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