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Cysteamine

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Cysteamine works by reducing the amount of cystine (an amino acid) in the body. Cysteamine is used to treat nephropathic cystinosis (NEF-roe-PATH-ik SIS-tin-OH-sis), a rare genetic condition that causes a build-up of cystine in the kidneys and other organs. Too much cystine can cause kidney failure or other medical problems. The Cystagon brand of this medicine is for use in adults and children. Procysbi is another brand of cysteamine that is for use in adults and children who are at least 2 years...

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Cystagon

Posted by in Drugs, Nephropathic cystinosis | 0 comments

Cysteamine works by reducing the amount of cystine (an amino acid) in the body. Cysteamine is used to treat nephropathic cystinosis (NEF-roe-PATH-ik SIS-tin-OH-sis), a rare genetic condition that causes a build-up of cystine in the kidneys and other organs. Too much cystine can cause kidney failure or other medical problems. The Cystagon brand of this medicine is for use in adults and children. Procysbi is another brand of cysteamine that is for use in adults and children who are at least 2 years...

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