Ciclosporin 05.10.1

Mihaela Savu

Dermatology Secretary
Tel: 01935 3844871
Leaflet No: 44040011 10/2011 Review date: 10/2013 Which skin conditions are treated with
What are the possible side effects of
These are carried out weekly for the first Ciclosporin?
stable. You may be asked to keep a record Ciclosporin is prescribed for conditions in booklet with your test results. Bring this overgrowth, tiredness and excessive hair It is only licensed to treat psoriasis and growth. It can also produce a mild tremor. Sometimes a burning sensation of the hands You must not take Ciclosporin unless you for conditions not included in the original If Ciclosporin is used at a high dose it can Does Ciclosporin affect fertility or
also affect the liver. The side effects of pregnancy?
Ciclosporin tend to get better if the dose is chronic actinic dermatitis, and cutaneous pregnant – but it is possible. If you are Are there any other side effects if
Will Ciclosporin cure my skin condition?
Ciclosporin is taken for a long time?
The long-term side effects of Ciclosporin should discuss this with your doctor as soon Ciclosporin is used are “cured” by this include reduced function of the kidneys and improvement is seen, starting in the first Ciclosporin has to be reduced or stopped if Can I take other medicines at the same
there is a rise in blood pressure or effects on time as Ciclosporin?
cyclosporine treatment will be continued monitored and appropriate adjustments are
What dose should I take?
made, these side effects are reversible. Ciclosporin can also cause increased levels some other drugs can interact with it and Your doctor will advise you here and the of lipids (e.g. cholesterol) in the blood. you should always tell your doctor before Taking Ciclosporin for a number of years body weight. Ciclosporin is usually taken Ciclosporin. You should not take ‘over the increases your risk of getting some types of in capsule form twice daily. The capsules counter’ preparations without discussing cancer. This is true for skin cancer, and are available in four strengths: 10, 25, 50 this first with your doctor or pharmacist. patients on Ciclosporin should limit their sun or 100mg. Ciclosporin is also available as exposure. You should talk to your doctor a liquid. The total dose is usually within Can I have immunisation injections while
day. Grapefruit or grapefruit juice should How will I be monitored for the side
on Ciclosporin?
effects of Ciclosporin treatment?
not be taken for one hour before or after You should avoid immunisation injections Because Ciclosporin can affect the kidneys with any of the live vaccines such as polio and blood pressure, your doctor will arrange and rubella (German Measles). Flu vaccines for you to have regular tests of your blood


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