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Does cyclosporine work for hives at all?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Possible

Hives can be challenging to treat.
If antihistamines are not helpful and the cause of the hives is unknown then other medications may be tried. These other medications include: prednisone, cyclosporin, dapsone, xolair and others. These medications have more significant side effects and should be used only in special cases.

In brief: Possible

Hives can be challenging to treat.
If antihistamines are not helpful and the cause of the hives is unknown then other medications may be tried. These other medications include: prednisone, cyclosporin, dapsone, xolair and others. These medications have more significant side effects and should be used only in special cases.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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