Acute Interstitial Nephritis Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Acute Interstitial Nephritis
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you, which will depend on the cause of your acute interstitial nephritis. Treatment options include the following:
If medications are the cause of your interstitial nephritis, your doctor may have you stop taking medications or prescribe a different one.
Antibiotics are used to treat an infections and drugs such as corticosteroid or cyclophosphamide medications may also be used to help treat interstitial nephritis. Usually a kidney biopsy is done to confirm the diagnosis prior to starting corticosteroid or cyclophosphamide.
Some people with interstitial nephritis need dialysis , in which a machine does the work of your kidneys to purge waste.