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If you have Cyclosporine Side Effects that are severe or do not go away, tell your doctor:
increased hair growth
growth of extra tissue on the gums
shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
muscle or joint pain
pain or pressure in the face
breast enlargement in men
difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:
unusual bleeding or bruising
yellowing of the skin or eyes
loss of consciousness
difficulty controlling body movements
changes in vision
purple blotches on the skin
Cyclosporine belongs to the group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It is used to reduce the body's natural immunity in patients who receive organ transplants.
When a patient receives an organ transplant, the body's white blood cells will try to get rid of or reject the transplanted organ. Cyclosporine works by preventing the white blood cells from doing this.
Cyclosporine also is used to treat severe cases of psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.