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teacherret posted:
grandson and parents met with the doctor who told then that the drug to be used is actar, injected subcutaneously twice a week for up to six months. per the doctor results have been dramatic in certain patients, with no dialysis however results for my grandson remain to be seen. also there is a distinct possibility that his other kidney is also scared the impact of which at this juncture is conjecture as is the causal variables other than a gene mutation in which either there is an added protein, or the lack of a protein. am baffled as is the grandchild, and parents, though he has been cleared to participate in sports. will be playing high school football come the fall.

my thanks to all who have posted.
john-skpt responded:
Sorry, never heard of it at all. Is that a brand name?

I'm just curious about the treatment. Check the spelling and let us know, if you have time.
teacherret replied to john-skpt's response:
yes this is the correct spelling, and is a drug which has been used by diabetics, however it is my understanding that there have been some adverse reactions in diabetics using this drug. doctor feels that given that my grandson is not diabetic, and in view of results in others who have this condition, it is hopeful that this medication will be advantageous to him. there is also the possibility that this drug might not work as expected resulting in the possibility of dialysis or kidney transplant. we are hoping that the drug will be effective. his first injection was this am.

my thanks to all who have posted.

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