What Is Cyclosporine?

Potential Uses

Cyclosporine may be beneficial for health issues dealing with immune system dysfunction. Specifically, it appears to be prescribed most often for organ transplant rejection. This may also be referred to as graft rejection. It means that the patient's immune system may reject the donor organ. It may happen if the patient's immune system perceives cells in the new organ as foreign threats. This medication should stop this from occurring. The reason is that it can suppress this type of response from the patient's immune system. 

This medication also appears to be used to treat graft-versus-host disease. This condition seems to be one in which white blood cells from transplanted stem cells or bone marrow attack cells in the patient's body. Cyclosporine may benefit many inflammatory conditions in which an immune condition can result in inflammation of the eyes, skin, joints, or other body parts. Examples may include dry eye syndrome and psoriasis.

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