Used since 1983, belongs to a group of immune suppressant drugs. This is extremely important after organ transplantation, so that the immune system does not reject the transplanted organ. Cyclosporin is commonly used today and can be given after many different types of transplant surgery, which include heart, kidney, bone marrow, liver and pancreas. Its use has greatly reduced the risk of tissue rejection and the need for high doses of corticosteroids..
This medicine may need to be taken indefinitely after transplantation. The effect of cyclosporin on diseases based on self-vaccination is currently being investigated. Because cyclosporin reduces the effectiveness of the immune system, people treated with this drug are more susceptible to infections. In some people, cyclosporine has been found to cause kidney damage. If signs of kidney damage are noticed, the dose of cyclosporin should be reduced or replaced by another drug
need to be taken indefinitely after transplantation. The effect of cyclosporin on diseases based on self-vaccination is currently being investigated.
Need a doctor’s prescription: Yes
Overdose Risk: Medium
Dependency risk: low
Belongs to group: Immunosuppression Supplements