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Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®
Often used for:
Graft vs. host disease (GVHD) after stem cell transplantation; Aplastic anemia; Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriasis
Cyclosporine is a medicine that suppresses the immune system (immunosuppressant). It is used to decrease the body’s natural immune system and prevent or treat GVHD in hematopoietic cell transplant.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check the amount of cyclosporine, potassium, and magnesium levels in the blood and to monitor kidney and liver function. Cyclosporine doses may change based on levels in the blood.
May be taken as a capsule by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who take cyclosporine will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some patients may experience long-term or late effects of treatment that may continue or develop months or years after treatment ends. Possible late effects due to cyclosporine include:
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.