Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 21, Issue 7, pp 1031–1033 | Cite as

Steroid sparing effect of a herbal preparation in steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome

  • Arpana Iyengar
  • Hrishikesh Damle
  • Chanda Kulkarni
  • Latha Damle
  • Kishore PhadkeEmail author
Brief Report


Investigations on plants are revealing the potential therapeutic benefits of medicinal herbs in treating immunological disorders. Nephrotic syndrome has emerged as an immunological disorder. Steroid dependence poses a therapeutic challenge in the management of nephrotic syndrome. Our pilot study compares the efficacy of an ayurvedic polyherbal preparation ‘Shathavaryadi Yoga (NS001)' with oral cyclophosphamide in maintaining remission in steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome.


Cyclophosphamide Cyclosporine Herbal medicines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arpana Iyengar
    • 1
  • Hrishikesh Damle
    • 3
  • Chanda Kulkarni
    • 2
  • Latha Damle
    • 3
  • Kishore Phadke
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Childrens’ Kidney Care Center, Department of PaediatricsSt Johns Medical College HospitalBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.St Johns Medical CollegeBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.ATRIMED PharmaBangaloreIndia

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