cysteamine - oral, Cystagon


BRAND NAME(S): Cystagon

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USES: This medication is used to help preserve kidney function and manage kidney damage and other problems in people with an inherited disorder that causes build-up of a certain natural substance (cystine) in the body (nephropathic cystinosis). Cystine build-up can cause problems such as kidney problems, slow growth, weak bones, and eye problems. Cysteamine helps the body get rid of cystine.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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