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Do i need to give multivitamin tablet to my son when on omnacortil for nephrotic stndrome with less height?

my son his 8 yrs old. Nephrotic syndrome for past 6yrs depended striod. Now he taking omnacortil 5mg, Envas 5mg and shelcal 500 daily. now he looks tired, height little short , whether i have to give any multivitamin tablet. daily giving him correct diet food with less salt.
Sat, 1 Feb 2014
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Hi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Multivitamin tablet will be useful if a child is having vitamin deficiency. That short stature could be because of the steroid.

A proper measurement is required to identify if he is having short stature or not.

Steroid sparing drugs like levamisole may be required.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
     
Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
M.D.(Pediatrics)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
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