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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
33 doctors shared insights

Sandimmune (Overview)

Sandimmune is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
33 doctors shared insights

Sandimmune (Overview)

Sandimmune is an immune system suppressor which is a kind of immune system affecting drug.


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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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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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Cyclosporine for immunotherapy and other uses. Safe?

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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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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I have psoriasis since last year, my doctor gave me olux foam and sandimmun neoral but i still have it... What can I do?

I have psoriasis since last year, my doctor gave me olux foam and sandimmun neoral but i still have it... What can I do?

Other medications: Psoriasis is often controlled with topical steroids such as Olux and oral immune suppression like neoral. However, a certain portion of psoriasis patients will not improve enough to these and may require another group of immune suppressors called tnf inhibitors. These are injectable medications that can be expensive and carry some risks, so you need to discuss the options with your dermatologist. ...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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