Cyclosporine

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  1. Cyclosporine Benefits & Uses
  2. Cyclosporine Dosage & How to Take
  3. Cyclosporine Side Effects
  4. Cyclosporine Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Cyclosporine with Other Drugs
  6. Cyclosporine Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Cyclosporine
  8. Cyclosporine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Cyclosporine Benefits & Uses

Cyclosporine is used to treat the following -

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  2. Psoriasis
  3. Dry Eye Syndrome

Cyclosporine Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Cyclosporine is used -

  1. Abdominal Pain
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Dark colored (brown) urine
  4. Headache
  5. Chest Pain
  6. Cough
  7. Bleeding Gums
  8. Indigestion
  9. Constipation

Cyclosporine Related Warnings

Is the use of Cyclosporine safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Cyclosporine. If you are pregnant, do not take Cyclosporine without a doctor's advice.

Severe

Is the use of Cyclosporine safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Cyclosporine may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Cyclosporine should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Cyclosporine on the Kidneys?

Cyclosporine rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Cyclosporine on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Cyclosporine on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Cyclosporine on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Cyclosporine. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Cyclosporine with Other Drugs

Cyclosporine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Cyclosporine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Cyclosporine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. High Cholesterol
  2. High Blood Pressure
  3. Liver Disease
  4. Kidney Disease
  5. High Uric Acid Levels in the Blood

Frequently asked Questions about Cyclosporine

Is this Cyclosporine habit forming or addictive?

Cyclosporine is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Cyclosporine does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Cyclosporine only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Cyclosporine is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

No

Cyclosporine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Cyclosporine

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Cyclosporine and food will interact.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Cyclosporine

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Cyclosporine with alcohol.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sandimmune® (cyclosporine)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 879-881
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 377-380
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