What could be a disadvantage to taking cyclosporine?
This medicine may increase your risk of developing rare and serious virus infections, such as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and polyoma virus-associated nephropathy (PVAN).
Can you take cyclosporine indefinitely?
However, it may take from three to four months to reach optimal control. Extended use of cyclosporine by transplant patients is well-established. However, long-term use as a treatment for psoriasis is more limited. The FDA recommends cyclosporine not be used for longer than one year.
How long should you take cyclosporine?
The FDA recommends cyclosporine not be used for longer than one year. However, there are no specific guidelines for how long you should stay off cyclosporine before resuming treatment. Some doctors may prescribe the drug for more than one year.
Can I take vitamins with cyclosporine?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between cyclosporine and Vitamin D3. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Can I stop taking cyclosporine?
Cyclosporine is used for long-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. If you stop taking the drug or don’t take it at all: Your body may reject your transplanted organ or your symptoms of RA or psoriasis may return.
What are the side effects of cyclosporine?
Severe Side Effects. In some individuals, cyclosporine may trigger a severe allergy manifested through skin rash, hives, itching, breathing difficulty, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, and/or tongue.
Does cyclosporine increase blood pressure?
Authors’ conclusions: Cyclosporine statistically significantly increases blood pressure compared to placebo in a dose-related fashion. The magnitude of increase in blood pressure is clinically significant and increases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure and other adverse cardiovascular events associated with elevated BP.
How should I store cyclosporine?
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Sandimmune and others) should be stored in the container it came in from the pharmacist. Keep the container tightly closed and out of sight and reach of children. Store cyclosporine at room temperature; do not keep it in the refrigerator or freezer. Excess moisture is bad for it, so don’t store it in the bathroom.
Will you have depression with cyclosporine?
Depression is found among people who take Cyclosporine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Psoriatic arthropathy.