Prednisone Drug Treats Nephrotic SyndromeNephrotic syndrome is a kidney disease that occurs to children between ages of 2 and 6, but adults are not immune to this. The symptoms for this disease include loss of large amounts of protein in the urine; a decrease in blood protein; swelling; and a rise in blood cholesterol and triglycerides. These, however, are interrelated.

The best treatment for this condition is Prednisone, a kind of cortisone steroid. This drug seals the leaky kidneys and stops the protein loss.

Children with this condition can be treated at home; however, if a child does not respond to prednisone, another medication may be prescribed called cyclosporine. Treatment of this disease shows no permanent kidney damage.