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Does cyclosporine work on hives?

Does cyclosporine work on hives?

Yes.: Cyclosporine and other potent immunosuppressant agents are very effective for hives. They are reserved for patients whose hives are resistant to medications with fewer side-effects and that require less on-going monitoring for safety. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Does cyclosporine work for hives at all?

Does cyclosporine work for hives at all?

Yes: Cyclosporine is a "second line" medication for hives. It is useful for chronic hives in people who will need long-term treatment, and has more side effects than the "first line" treatments such as antihistamines. It is only used when first line medications don't work - that is, when the benefits of the drug outweigh its risks. ...Read more

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Does cyclosporine work for chronic hives?

Does cyclosporine work for chronic hives?

Yes: Its' an effective treatment in the hands of physicians experienced with its use. ...Read more

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What is your experience using cyclosporine for bad, chronic hives?

What is your experience using cyclosporine for bad, chronic hives?

Psoriasis: It is used for psoriasis, not hives. For hives the cause should be identified. If otc antihistamines do. Ot work, then oral antihistamines, tagamet, (cimetidine) or a combination can be used to suppress hives. For resistant cases, Colchicine or oral steroids are used on occasion. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been given cyclosporine to treat excezma and does it work well?

Has anyone ever been given cyclosporine to treat excezma and does it work well?

Yes but....: Before using cyclosprorin, get tested for igg food sensitivities. Or at least try avoiding the most common food allergens for a few wks and then add back in slowly to determine what u r reacting to. The most common are wheat, all dairy products, corn, oats, soy, eggs. It can be any food. U need to do a yeast cleanse and start basic vitamins as well. I've treated many difficult cases w/success. ...Read more

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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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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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Cyclosporine for immunotherapy and other uses. Safe?

Relatively, yes: All drugs have potential side effects, some worse than others. Cyclosporine works well for its uses, but patients must be willing to work with doc closely to prevent untoward events, e.g. Reporting any side effects, reporting fever or infection immediately no matter how seemingly slight. Co-operate with doc when monitoring lab work is asked for; it's for your protection & well-being. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been given cyclosporine to treat eczema?

Severe cases.: In very severe cases Cyclosporine has been used. In most cases it is treated with prescription creams and oral steroids for brief periods. A recent report shows that vitamin d 1600 units is helpful for eczema. In over 60 per cent of eczema patient sublingual desentization can cause resolution of eczema over a 2 year period. ...Read more

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What's the difference between methotrexate and cyclosporine?

What's the difference between methotrexate and cyclosporine?

While both used. ...: For gvhd prophylaxis, they are completely different drugs with distinct mechanisms of action. Methotrexate is a dihydrofolate reductase inhibitor that inhibits 1-carbon metabolism needed to make nucleotides. Csa binds cyclophillin to block an intracellular phosphatase (pp2a), and in so doing, blocks nuclear translocation of nfat (a transcription factor), preventing il2 synthesis and immune fxn. ...Read more

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Is taking 1.5mg of cyclosporine daily for long periods safe?

No: However, safe is a relative question, when this medication is used. Usually, Cyclosporine is used to suppress rejection in transplants. It can also be used for severe autoimmune problems. Therefore, the safety is felt to be greater than the danger without it. But it can cause convulsions, peptic ulcers, pancreatitis, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, liver and kidney failure. ...Read more

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I have to take sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine)for 4 month. How long I have to wait after I stop to take the medicine if I want to drink a lot of alcol?

Wrong question!!!: Binge drinking or "drinking a lot of alcohol" is not suggested. Studies have shown that even one episode of binge drinking in the younger individual can cause long-term neurophysiological changes. ...Read more

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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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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

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