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Cyclosporine
(Generic alternative to Neoral)

Formulation : Capsule

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Neoral
(Cyclosporine)

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What is Neoral /Cyclosporine used for?

Neoral is a medication that is used to prevent the rejection of organ transplants. Additionally, Neoral is used to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis in some patients.

How should Neoral /Cyclosporine be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from light, heat, and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Neoral/Cyclosporine ?

Take Neoral on a regular schedule with regard to food and time of day. Avoid eating any grapefruit and do not drink any grapefruit juice. If you take sirolimus, do not take it within 4 hours after taking Neoral.

When should Neoral /Cyclosporine not be taken?

Avoid the use of Neoral if: you are allergic to any ingredient in Neoral; you are taking bosentan, disulfiram, fluorouracil, metronidazole, orlistat, or a potassium-sparing diuretic; you have psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis and also have kidney problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or cancer; you are using other therapies for psoriasis; or you are going to be vaccinated with a live vaccine.

What precautions should I follow when taking Neoral /Cyclosporine ?

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding; if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; if you have any allergies; if your diet contains a lot of potassium; if you have a history of seizures; or if you are having phototherapy for psoriasis, or are having radiation treatment.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Neoral /Cyclosporine ?

Neoral may cause dizziness and extreme caution should be used when participating in potentially dangerous activities, such as driving. Neoral may increase you risk of cancer; therefore you should avoid prolonged periods of exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths. Always use sunscreen and wear protective clothing. Neoral may decrease you body’s ability to fight infections; you should avoid those that are sick. Some people treated with Neoral have developed severe kidney problems associated with the BK virus infection. Do not receive a live vaccine while taking Neoral. Neoral may reduce the number of clot-forming cells in your blood. Avoid activities where you may become bruised or injured. Check with your doctor about using a salt substitute or a product with potassium in it. Let your doctor or dentist know you are taking Neoral before you receive any medical or dental procedure. Patients being treated for psoriasis will need to have careful skin and physical examinations before starting treatment. Use caution when giving Neoral to the elderly.

When should Neoral /Cyclosporine not be taken?

Severe side effects may include: allergic reaction; black, tarry stools; blood in the urine; change in the appearance of a mole; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; diarrhea; fast or irregular heartbeat gum disease or overgrowth; increased or decreased uri

Less serious side effects can include: acne; burning sensation; coughing; dizziness; flushing; headache; increased hair growth; nausea; runny nose; sleeplessness; stomach discomfort; or vomiting.

Other: None.

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