SANDIMMUN NEORAL 50MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

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Composition for SANDIMMUN NEORAL 50MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

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Primarily used for

Organ Transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, rheumatoid arthritis
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Kidney
2721.3
50 soft gelatin capsules in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of SANDIMMUN NEORAL SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

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Uses of SANDIMMUN NEORAL SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

Sandimmun neoral 50mg soft gelatin capsule is used for organ transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, nephrotic syndrome, uveitis and atopic dermatitis.
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Side effects of SANDIMMUN NEORAL SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

Common

Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Increased hair growth, Increased blood pressure, Renal dysfunction, Loss of appetite, Diarrhoea, Tremor.

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How to use SANDIMMUN NEORAL SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Sandimmun neoral 50mg soft gelatin capsule at a fixed time.

How SANDIMMUN NEORAL SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE works

Sandimmun neoral 50mg soft gelatin capsule is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system.

In Depth Information on SANDIMMUN NEORAL SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

Expert advice for SANDIMMUN NEORAL SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

  • Cyclosporine, like all immunosuppressants, increases the risk of infection and certain cancers. Avoid being close to people with cold, flu or other contagious illness.
  • Do not receive a "live vaccine" while you are using Cyclosporine. The live vaccine may not work well and may not fully protect you.
  • It may cause unwanted side effects like kidney damage, tremor, hirsutism, hypertension, and gum hyperplasia.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Your doctor may ask to get Cyclosporine blood concentration level, to avoid side effect due to high concentrations.
  • Your doctor may ask to get kidney function test done regularly to avoid kidney damage.
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Warnings
Special precautions for SANDIMMUN NEORAL 50MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Sandimmun neoral 50mg soft gelatin capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
GENTICYN 80MG INJECTION, OLSERTAIN 40MG TABLET, MINIPRESS XL 5MG TABLET, PRAZOPRESS 2.5MG TABLET XL

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Cyclosporine, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for SANDIMMUN NEORAL 50MG SOFT GELATIN CAPSULE

Frequently asked questions for Cyclosporine

Q. Is Cyclosporine cytotoxic?
No, Cyclosporine is not cytotoxic.
Q. Is Cyclosporine a steroid/ sulfa drug?
No, Cyclosporine is not a steroid or sulfa drug, but a cyclic peptide isolated from fungal source
Q. Does Cyclosporine affect fertility & birth control?
No, Cyclosporine is not known to impair fertility and has no known effects on birth contro
Q. Does Cyclosporine cause weight gain, constipation or hair loss?
No, Cyclosporine has no known effects on weight gain, constipation or hair loss.
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