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Medicine For Sandimmune Allergy
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?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
My husband is taking cyclosporine/immunosuppressive medicine long-term, could that cause birth deffects on a fetus/baby?
I have atopic dermatitis and I have been taking a medicine with cyclosporine for 3 months...The problem is that i still have a bad conjunctivitis!why?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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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Renal tubular damage: Cyclosporine is an immune supressing medication used for renal transplant patients. Overtime, this potent medication especially when its levels are high can damage the tubular structure of the kidney. If you are concerned about its use, discuss this issue with your nephrologists or your transplant team. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last resort: Cyclosporine is an effective treatment for eczema - 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Cyclosporin is a systemic medications used for severe psoriasis. It works quickly, but is toxic to the kidneys with long term use, so it is recommended that it be used for a limited period of time (6-12 months maximum). Generally it is used to get a patient through a short-term severe flare or to give rapid response while waiting for a slower acting medication like Methotrexate to "kick in". ...Read more