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Sandimmune Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Cyclosporine is a drug that reduces the body's ability to fight illness/disease, leaving patients vulnerable to infection or other problems. Cyclosporine can also cause high blood pressure and kidney problems.

Sandimmune Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 15 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight 4 to 12 hours and 1 dose daily for 1 to 2 weeks after the operation.

Uses of Sandimmune

  • Sandimmune is used in the treatment of severe skin disorders, such as psoriasis and dermatomyositis.
  • The drug may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Sandimmune

Before taken Sandimmune medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Sandimmune. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Convulsions
  • Diarrhea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Liver damage
  • Muscle

Warnings and precautions before taking Sandimmune:

  • When your immune system is suppressed by Sandimmune, then it may lead to the risk of infection and of certain malignancies, such as skin cancer and lymph system cancer.
  • If you are taking this medicine, then high-dose Sandimmune is toxic to the liver and kidneys and may also cause serious kidney damage.
  • This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Because cyclosporine used during pregnancy has resulted in newborns with problems such as low birth weight and being born too early.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Sandimmune with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Sandimmune with the following:

  • Allopurinol
  • Atorvastatin
  • Bromocriptine
  • Cardizem, and Procardia

An overdose of Sandimmune would be expected to cause liver and kidney problems. So after taken sandimmune if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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