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).

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Is there a treatment of psoriasis with cyclosporine?

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...

Treatment of psoriasis with cyclosporine make sense?

Cyclosporine . Cyclosporine is an excellent drug for severe and recalcitrant psoriasis. It is usually used for only short periods (up to 6 months) because of the risks associated with long term use, particularly kidney problems. Read more...

I have psoriasis since last year, my doctor gave me olux foam and sandimmun neoral (cyclosporine) 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 (cyclosporine). 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...