Cyclosporine Side Effects

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If you have Cyclosporine Side Effects that are severe or do not go away, tell your doctor:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • heartburn
  • gas
  • increased hair growth
  • growth of extra tissue on the gums
  • acne
  • flushing
  • 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
  • cramps
  • pain or pressure in the face
  • ear problems
  • breast enlargement in men
  • depression
  • 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
  • pale skin
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • seizures
  • loss of consciousness
  • difficulty controlling body movements
  • changes in vision
  • confusion
  • rash
  • 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.

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