Cyclosporine is used to prevent organ rejection after a kidney, liver, or heart transplant.
Common use Cyclosporine lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader. Cyclosporine is used to prevent organ rejection after a kidney, liver, or heart transplant.
Dosage and direction Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. You may take cyclosporine with or without food, but take it the same way each time. Cyclosporine should be given in two separate doses each day. Try to take the medication at the same dosing times each day. Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
Missed dose Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose can cause nausea, vomiting, pain in your upper stomach, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), and urinating less than usual or not at all.
Storage Store cyclosporine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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