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Psorid 25 Capsule

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Psorid 25 Capsule is used to prevent your body from rejecting a new organ after a liver, kidney, or heart transplant. It works by weakening your immune system so that your body does not attack the new organ. It can also be used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis and a skin condition called psoriasis.

The amount of Psorid 25 Capsule you take depends on your weight, medical condition, and what you are taking it for. Your doctor will plan the correct dose for you. Do not change the dose without talking to your doctor. It can be taken with or without food. It is better to take it, in the same way, each time and at the same time every day to get the maximum benefit. Keep taking these tablets for as long as you have been told to, even if you feel well. Stopping treatment may increase the risk of your transplanted organ being rejected.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, unusual growth of facial or body hair, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and shaking or tremors. Because it lowers your immune system, you may also catch more infections than usual. Tell your doctor straight away if you develop an infection. For the same reason, you may be more at risk of developing some cancers, particularly of the skin. You should limit your exposure to sunlight.

Before taking this medicine you should tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems, high blood pressure, gout (increased uric acid levels in the blood), or epilepsy. Also, tell your doctor about all other medicines you are taking as they may affect the working of the medicine. This medicine should only be used in pregnancy if it is clearly needed. However, it is not recommended while breastfeeding. You will have frequent medical tests while taking this medicine to check your blood pressure, liver and kidney function and mineral levels. The results of tests may lead to changes in your dose.

Benefits of Psorid Capsule

In Prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients

Psorid 25 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It lowers your immune response and reduces the chance of your body attacking the transplanted organ. Organ rejection happens when your immune system treats the new organ as an invader and attacks it. This medicine suppresses the immune system and help your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.

In Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system (which usually fights bacteria and viruses) attacks your body’s own cells. Psorid 25 Capsule stops that from happening and can relieve the symptoms of this condition such as pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. It can also slow down joint damage, reduce disability, and enable you to be as active for as long as possible. It can take several weeks or months to notice the effect of the medicine. You should continue taking it until your doctor says it is okay to stop using the medicine.

In Psoriasis

Psorid 25 Capsule can be used to treat severe psoriasis when other treatments have not worked or are not appropriate. Psoriasis happens when skin cells are replaced more quickly than usual. This medicine can improve your skin and reduce the symptoms of rash, redness, and pain. The improvement in the appearance of your skin can boost your confidence and improve your life. Psoriasis is a long-term condition. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as it is prescribed.

Side effects of Psorid Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Psorid

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased hair growth
  • High blood pressure
  • Renal dysfunction
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Tremor

How to use Psorid Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Psorid 25 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Psorid Capsule works

Psorid 25 Capsule is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response to help accept a newly transplanted organ (e.g., liver, kidney or heart). In rheumatoid arthritis, this immunosuppressive effect reduces inflammation (swelling) of joints and limits joint damage. In psoriasis, it works by reducing the activity of certain immune cells that cause overproduction of skin cells, thus improving scaling and redness.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Psorid 25 Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Psorid 25 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Psorid 25 Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Psorid 25 Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Psorid 25 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Psorid 25 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Psorid 25 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Psorid 25 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advised while you are taking this medicine.

What if you forget to take Psorid Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Psorid 25 Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Psorid 25 Capsule is used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. 
  • It is also used to treat arthritis and immune disorders of the eyes, lungs, muscles, skin, nerves, and blood vessels.
  • It may take 3 to 4 months for the medication to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the levels of blood cells in your blood. Inform your doctor if you experience unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, fever or general illness. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney function regularly. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to help with your kidney function.
  • Do not stop taking Psorid 25 Capsule without talking to your doctor first.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Cyclosporin Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Psorid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rotasiil, Rotarix, RotaTeq
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Abhay M, Measles, M-Vac
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rubella
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Want to know the side effects of taking Psorid 100mg.
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Better to ask a dermatologist about this.
ILD affected by Juvinle rheumatoid arthritis? After Lung transplant again may affected ILD because of arthritis?
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Pulmonology
Yes ild can occur due to arthritis . Lung transplant is last procedure for uncontrollable disease. Medicines may control stmptoms
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FAQs

Q. Is Psorid a steroid?

No, Psorid is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It decreases the action of the body’s immune system.

Q. Can Psorid cause weight gain?

Psorid may either cause an increase or decrease in weight. However, the changes in weight are uncommon side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor if these side effects worry you.

Q. Does Psorid cause hair growth?

Yes, the use of Psorid may cause abnormal hair growth (hypertrichosis) as a common side effect of Psorid, though it does not affect everyone.

Q. Does Psorid cause fatigue?

Yes, Psorid may cause fatigue as a common side effect. However, fatigue could also be due to an underlying disease. Discuss with your doctor if this side effect worries you.

Q. Do I need to get any tests done while being treated with Psorid?

Yes, the doctor may suggest tests to check the levels of Psorid in your blood, especially if you have had a transplant. You may also be advised to get your blood pressure checked before the start of your treatment and regularly during treatment. In addition, liver and kidney function tests along with your blood lipids (fats), will be checked.

Q. Can Psorid cause cancer?

Psorid is known to suppress the immune system. This as a result, increases your risk of developing cancers, particularly of the skin and lymphoid system. You should limit your exposure to sunlight and UV light by wearing appropriate protective clothing. Sunscreen should be applied frequently with a high protection factor.

Q. What are the side effects of Psorid?

Psorid may cause side effects such as headache, diarrhea, heartburn, increased hair growth on the face, arms, or back, growth of extra tissue on the gums, acne, flushing, and uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body. You may also experience burning or tingling sensation in the hands, arms, feet, or legs, muscle or joint pain, cramps, pain or pressure in the face, ear problems, breast enlargement in men, depression and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Q. How should Psorid be taken?

Take Psorid strictly as advised by your doctor. The doctor will decide and carefully adjust your dose according to your medical requirements. It is important to keep a constant amount of Psorid in the body, and hence, the medicine should be taken at the same time each day. Not only is the time of day important, but also when Psorid is taken in relation to meals.

Q. How long do I need to take Psorid?

Take Psorid for as long as the doctor has advised. The duration of treatment depends on whether you are taking it after a transplant or for the treatment of other conditions. Usually, the treatment may last for 8 weeks if you are taking it for severe rash.

Q. What is Psorid used for?

Psorid is used in combination with other medications which are used to prevent transplant rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the immune system of the person who received the organ) in people who have received kidney, liver and heart transplants. These combination medicines also help to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (a disease, affecting the joints with pain and swelling) in patients whose symptoms were not relieved by methotrexate alone. It is also used to treat psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some areas of the body), and atopic dermatitis (skin allergies).

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