What Is Cyclosporine?

Possible Side Effects 

Cyclosporine may trigger mild to severe side effects. The possible side effects seem to change based on how patients receive the medication. The oral and injectable forms appear to carry high blood pressure and gum overgrowth as common side effects. Other examples may include low magnesium, excessive hair growth, tremors, and blood clots in the kidneys. Patients may experience nephrotoxicity if they take this medication in high doses or over long periods. This common side effect means that patients can have excess toxins in their kidneys. Less common side effects of this drug may include lung problems, kidney damage, and liver damage. Unfortunately, though they do not seem to be as common, they do appear to be more serious side effects.

Patients may deal with these damaging effects due to another side effect called vasoconstriction, which refers to the narrowing of blood vessels. In addition, the eye drop form of this medication may result in side effects linked to the eyes. They seem to include redness, burning, dryness, and itching. Patients also appear to be at a higher risk of infection when they are taking this medication.

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