While you are taking cyclosporine, get your blood pressure and
kidney function checked regularly.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about drinking grapefruit juice
while you are taking cyclosporine. Grapefruit juice can increase the level of
this medicine in your blood. Having too much medicine in your blood increases
your chances of having serious side effects.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference
is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
Cyclosporine can suppress the body's immune system, which makes fighting infections more difficult. Cyclosporine should be prescribed only by a doctor experienced in managing psoriasis.
The safety of long-term treatment with cyclosporine is not
Cyclosporine is not usually used to treat severe psoriasis in
people who have a
weakened immune system, such as people with
HIV or cancer.
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