IgAN management and treatment plans | IgAN Connect

Managing IgA Nephropathy

Treatment goals

Time is precious in IgA nephropathy (IgAN). By the time symptoms arise, it is possible some damage has already been done, and there is a risk for further damage to your kidneys. The goal of IgAN treatment is to preserve glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and delay kidney failure.

By communicating with a nephrologist, you can determine a treatment plan to help support this goal.

Treatment options​

Every person with IgAN has a different journey, and it’s important that you talk to your doctor about which treatment plan is right for you. Treatment options for IgA nephropathy have evolved, and there are disease-specific options available now that were not available just a few years ago. Discover some examples of what your doctor may talk to you about.

This is not a full list of different prescription medications your doctor may prescribe to you. Talk with your doctor about options appropriate for you.


There is a treatment option available that may be right for you.

Take an active role in your treatment plan

Here are some questions you or a loved one may want to ask your doctor when determining a treatment plan: