Treatment Options The decision to prescribe a medication is the responsibility of your physician/primary care provider based on their evaluation of your condition. The below is meant for informational purposes only. Discuss this information and all information about drugs/medications with your physician before starting OR stopping any medication. The short-term goal of treatment is to stop protein spillage completely (known as remission) or lower the amount of protein lost in the urine as much as possible. The less protein lost in the urine, the better the patient will do. The long-term goals of treatment include preventing relapses of protein in the urine and preventing the deterioration of kidney function. Treatment Information Find answers to frequently asked questions about the following treatment options: Prednisone Acthar Rituximab (Rituxan) Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) Mycophenalate Mofetil (CellCept, Myfortic) ACE Inhibitors Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) Cyclosporine Tacrolimus (Prograf) Liposorber® LA-15 System Clinical Trials Precision Medicine The decision to change or stop current medication is usually based on a variety of considerations, including whether: The patient is in complete remission or partial remission (spilling less than 3.5g of protein) The patient is experiencing a relapse The patient is steroid-sensitive (patient responds to corticosteroid therapy with the initial course of treatment, but experiences subsequent relapses) The patient is steroid-dependent (patient experiences reduced protein loss in urine, but cannot go off the medication without relapsing) The patient is not responding to the medication Trial of other medications will begin The patient’s kidney function is deteriorating Genetic Testing If the current standard treatment options have not worked for you or if you have a family history of kidney disease, you may want to explore genetic testing. Genetic testing may give your kidney doctor more information about your type of kidney disease and may direct them to a medication or clinical trial that could work better for you. Learn more about genetic testing here.