Cyclosporine: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT CYCLOSPORINE
CYCLOSPORINE belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. CYCLOSPORINE is used after organ transplantation to decrease the risk of organ rejection and used to treat autoimmune disease in which body’s immune system attack its own cells.
• High blood pressure
• Uncontrolled body movements
• Excessive growth of facial and body hair
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CYCLOSPORINE
• Take CYCLOSPORINE with food daily at same time for best result.
• You are recommended to take CYCLOSPORINE in prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor/pharmacist to prevent rejection of transplanted organ or to treat auto immune disease.
• Your doctor will advise you to get laboratory tests done before and during the treatment to evaluate your health condition.
• If you experience any allergic reaction after taking CYCLOSPORINE, please consult your doctor immediately.
• In children, CYCLOSPORINE is recommended for nephrotic syndrome treatment only.
• Before driving or performing any strenuous activity after taking CYCLOSPORINE make sure you are alert and normal enough to take up the above activities as this medicine contains alcohol which may induce drowsiness and dizziness.
• Check with your doctor if you are pregnant because use of CYCLOSPORINE is limited during pregnancy. Breast feeding mothers are advised not to take CYCLOSPORINE as it passes into breast milk.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does CYCLOSPORINE help?
A. CYCLOSPORINE is used to prevent organ rejection and treat autoimmune diseases such as endogenous uveitis, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and nephrotic syndrome. In patients with organ transplantation, CYCLOSPORINE supresses body’s immune system and prevents white blood cells to fight against transplanted organ. In patients with auto immune diseases, CYCLOSPORINE stops body’s immune system to attack its own cells.
Q. Does CYCLOSPORINE cause diarrhoea?
A. Yes CYCLOSPORINE is known to cause diarrhoea because CYCLOSPORINE contain castor oil. Ricinoleic acid (fatty acid) of castor oil binds to smoothen muscle receptors of intestinal walls and cause loosen stools and increase bowel movements which thereby leads to diarrhoea and upset stomach.
Q. Can CYCLOSPORINE cause infections?
A. Yes, CYCLOSPORINE may cause infections because CYCLOSPORINE weaken the immune system and decrease the body's ability to fight against foreign organisms. You are suggested to remain alert as you may catch more infections than usual.
Q. Can I take tacrolimus with CYCLOSPORINE?
A. No, you are recommended not to take ciclosporin with CYCLOSPORINE because medicines together might increase the risk of kidney problems. Check with your doctor before taking the two together.
Q. Does CYCLOSPORINE cause skin or lymphatic cancer?
A. Yes, CYCLOSPORINE may cause skin or lymphatic cancer. CYCLOSPORINE supresses the immune system which may increase the risk of developing skin or lymphatic system cancer. So, you are advised to limit your exposure to sun and UV light by applying high protection sunscreen and wearing protective clothing.
Q. Can I take vaccination while using CYCLOSPORINE?
A. No, you are advised not to have vaccinations/immunizations unless your doctor tells you to take. This is because CYCLOSPORINE supress body’s immune system and prevents antibodies (kills foreign organisms) production and cause vaccines not to work.