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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Can you use cyclosporine chronic use?

Can you use cyclosporine chronic use?

Needs monitoring: Cyclosporine is a calcineurin inhibitor and it has a narrow therapeutic index. If the blood level of cyclosporine is too high, it is likely to cause adverse effects which include nephrotoxicity, hyperlipidemia, gingival hyperplasia, and hair growth. Whether it is used as an anti-rejection agent or as an immunosuppressant in treating auto-immune diseases, one needs to have a close follow-up. ...Read more

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Why am I having reactions to cyclosporine?

See your prescriber: Cyclosporine is a very potent medication and requires careful attention to dosing and monitoring for side effects. You should contact the prescriber they will know a lot more about your specifics. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix neoral (cyclosporine) and gengraf?

Is it okay to mix neoral (cyclosporine) and gengraf?

Bioequivalent: Both Neoral and Gengraf have been used in transplant recipients for many years (Neoral ~30 years, Gengraf ~ 10 years). Gengraf is an AB-rated generic cyclosporine for Neoral, and has been shown to be bioequivalent in several studies. ...Read more

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Have chronic hivee & have been put on cyclosporine. Just started taking the medication sat a.M. 200 mg a day. When can I expect to see some relief?

Have chronic hivee & have been put on cyclosporine.   Just started taking the medication sat a.M.  200 mg a day.  When can I expect to see some relief?

Unlikely: This is a difficult question to answer. Therapy for chronic urticaria can be antihistamines, one blockers, lipo oxygenase blockers, to name a few. I would reevaluate the Cyclosporine to consider alternative therapy. ...Read more

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How does cyclosporine damage kidneys ?

How does cyclosporine damage kidneys ?

Different ways: While Cyclosporine is a very important medication used in the transplant field and in different rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases it sometimes may damage the kidneys by causing constriction of the vessels inside them. If you are concerned about potential side effects of this medication you should ask your prescribing physician about it. ...Read more

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Treat psoriasis with cyclosporine?

Treat psoriasis with cyclosporine?

Last resort: Cyclosporine is an effective treatment for psoriasis - but it is usually used only when all else has failed, because it is toxic to the liver and kidneys, among other things, and weakens the immune system. It should never be taken without close monitoring by an expert in its use for that purpose (usually a dermatologist). ...Read more

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What are the risks of cyclosporine?

Several : Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive agent. It is used to reduce the body's natural immunity in patients that receive organ transplants. It is also used to treat severe cases of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. It's very strong medication. It may cause side effects that could be serious, such as high blood pressure and kidney and liver problems.May also reduce the body's ability to fight infec. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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