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    Information about Cyclosporine

    Cyclosporine uses

    How cyclosporine works

    Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response.

    Common side effects of cyclosporine

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

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    Expert advice for Cyclosporine

    • Cyclosporine 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 Cyclosporine without talking to your doctor first.

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 August, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)