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    Sandimmun Information

    Sandimmun, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet, Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Psoriasis, Liver transplant. Sandimmun also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Sandimmun is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    The side effects typically associated with Sandimmun include Increased hair growth, Loss of appetite. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Sandimmun can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Sandimmun normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Sandimmun's effect during pregnancy is Unknown and Severe while nursing. It is important to know if Sandimmun has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Sandimmun related warnings section.

    Sandimmun can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Sandimmun in conditions like Liver Disease. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Sandimmun contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Sandimmun have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Sandimmun is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.

    Sandimmun Benefits & Uses

    Sandimmun is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Sandimmun Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage

    Sandimmun Side Effects

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



    • Increased blood pressure
    • Renal Impairment


    • Diarrhoea


    • Increased hair growth
    • Loss of appetite

    Sandimmun Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Sandimmun safe for pregnant women?

      It is not known what effect Sandimmun will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

    • Is the use of Sandimmun safe during breastfeeding?

      Sandimmun may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    • What is the effect of Sandimmun on the Kidneys?

      Very few cases of side effects of Sandimmun on kidney have been reported.

    • What is the effect of Sandimmun on the Liver?

      Sandimmun is rarely harmful for the liver.

    • What is the effect of Sandimmun on the Heart?

      Very few cases of side effects of Sandimmun on the heart have been reported.


    Severe Interaction of Sandimmun with Other Drugs

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




    Sandimmun Contraindications

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

    Frequently asked Questions about Sandimmun

    • Is this Sandimmun habit forming or addictive?

      No, there is no any evidence that Sandimmun is addictive.

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

      Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Sandimmun since it does not cause drowsiness.

    • Is it safe?

      Yes, Sandimmun is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Sandimmun is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


    Sandimmun Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Sandimmun

      Sandimmun may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Sandimmun

      Consuming Sandimmun with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sandimmune® (cyclosporine)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 876-881

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 377-380

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