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Is there a treatment of psoriasis with cyclosporine?
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Dr. Mitchell Bressack
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In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
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