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Featured Kidneys Articles
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Descriptions of Featured Kidneys Articles
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Polycystic kidney disease is an illness that causes fluid-filled cysts to develop in the kidneys. As this eMedTV resource explains, it can lead to kidney failure. This page provides information on causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Epogen
    Epogen is a prescription drug used to treat anemia due to chemotherapy, renal failure, or zidovudine. This eMedTV Web page discusses in detail other Epogen uses, explains how the medication works, and offers general dosing information.
  • CellCept
    CellCept is prescribed for the prevention of organ rejection after a liver, heart, or kidney transplant. This eMedTV segment features a detailed overview of this medicine, including how it works, available forms, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
  • Prograf
    Prograf is prescribed for the prevention of organ rejection after a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. This eMedTV Web page presents a detailed overview of this immunosuppressant medicine, including how it works, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
  • Nexavar
    Nexavar is a prescription drug used to treat liver, kidney, or thyroid cancer. This eMedTV resource provides a complete overview of this medicine, with details on specific uses, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Prograf and Nephrotic Syndrome
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Prograf can be used off-label to treat nephrotic syndrome, a group of symptoms that occurs due to kidney damage. This page takes a closer look at how adults and children with nephrotic syndrome may benefit from Prograf.
  • Votrient
    Votrient is a drug licensed to slow down the progression of certain types of cancer. This eMedTV Web page provides a complete overview of this product, with details on how it works, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Symptoms
    Possible signs and symptoms of polycystic kidney disease include back pain, high blood pressure, and kidney stones. This eMedTV page lists symptoms for all three types of the disease and explains what to do if you are having symptoms.
  • Mycophenolate
    Mycophenolate helps prevent organ rejection following a heart, liver, or kidney transplant. This eMedTV segment gives a complete overview of this immunosuppressant, including the available forms and strengths, dosing guidelines, and side effects.
  • Everolimus
    Everolimus is a drug prescribed to prevent organ rejection and to treat certain cancers and tumors. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this medication, with details on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Myfortic
    Myfortic is an immunosuppressant designed to prevent organ rejection after a kidney transplant. This eMedTV Web article offers more details on this prescription medicine, with information on side effects, dosing, safety precautions, and more.
  • Torisel
    Available by prescription, Torisel is a drug used to slow down the progression of advanced kidney cancer. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at this medicine, including how it works, general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, and more.
  • Rapamune
    People who have had a kidney transplant may be prescribed Rapamune. This part of the eMedTV site gives a complete overview of this medication, with details on available strengths, potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease is a rare and often fatal condition. This page from the eMedTV library describes this condition with detail, including information on symptoms, treatment options, diagnosis, and more.
  • Neoral
    Neoral is a medicine prescribed for the treatment of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. This eMedTV resource gives a detailed overview of this altered form of cyclosporine, including other approved uses, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Diet
    This eMedTV article explains that despite some promising findings from previous animal studies, there is currently no diet for polycystic kidney disease that has been shown to affect how many cysts develop or how large they become.
  • CellCept and Lupus
    Using CellCept to treat lupus nephritis is one off-label (unapproved) use for the drug. This eMedTV Web selection discusses the approved uses of this drug and offers a link to more details on other unapproved uses.
More Kidneys Articles
  • Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease to Generic Mycophenolate
  • Generic Myfortic to Neoral Dosage
  • Neoral Drug Interactions to Polycystic Kidney Disease Diagnosis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Diet to Polycystic Kidney Disease Treatment
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease Types to Symptoms of Kidney Infections
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