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What is Cystagon?

Cystagon is a brand-name drug containing the active ingredient cysteamine bitartrate. Cystagon is administered orally as a treatment for a rare genetic condition called nephropathic cystinosis. Nephropathic cystinosis occurs when the kidneys have an excess buildup of cystene. This can result in kidney failure and other problems if left untreated. Cystagon works by lessening cystene levels in the kidneys.

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