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    Cyclosporine

    Information about Cyclosporine

    Cyclosporine uses

    Cyclosporine is used for organ transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, nephrotic syndrome, uveitis and atopic dermatitis.

    How cyclosporine works

    Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system.

    Common side effects of cyclosporine

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

    Available Medicine for Cyclosporine

    • ₹165 to ₹6723
      Panacea Biotec Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹128 to ₹479
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹130 to ₹3895
      Biocon
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹110 to ₹3324
      RPG Life Sciences Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹1285 to ₹4887
      Novartis India Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹187 to ₹592
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹221 to ₹510
      RPG Life Sciences Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹166 to ₹593
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹319
      Novartis India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹123 to ₹4720
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cyclosporine

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Cyclosporine

    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
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    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 17 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)