Cyclophil ME 25 Mg
- Manufacturer : Biocon Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Gengraf
- Generic Brands : Cyclosporine
Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive drug meaning it suppresses your body’s immune power. The immune system helps your body to guard against invading foreign bodies which can cause infections and illnesses thereby preventing common or dangerous diseases.
Cyclophil Me 25 mg contains an active ingredient, Cyclosporine, which is used in Organ Transplantation, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Uveitis and Atopic Dermatitis. It can be found at any of the leading pharmacy, drugstores, and medical supply stores and can be given by doctor’s prescription only.
The same immune system can be a disadvantage during an organ transplant as it will treat the organ to be implanted as a foreign body and your body will reject it (organ) completely from integrating.
Cyclosporine is used along with other medications to stop your body from rejecting a transplanted heart, liver, or kidney. This medication may also be given for conditions other than that mentioned here. Cyclosporine oral is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Sandimmune and Panimum (made by Panacea (India)).
Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Panimum) being an immunosuppressive drug may increase your likelihood of catching serious and life threatening infections, cancer, or render the transplant useless. Therefore, it is important that you avoid contact with sick people or places where chances of catching an infection are high like a hospital. While taking this medication, you will be required to undergo regular medical tests to ensure that it is not causing dangerous effects. Don’t avoid any prescribed tests.
Cyclosporine can be detrimental to your kidney health, and the danger increases many fold if you also take some other drugs that are damaging to kidneys. So tell your doctor beforehand if you take any other medications including OTCs or related products.
Cyclosporine has the potential to cause some serious side effects such as kidney failure and life threatening infections. Seek immediate medical attention at the first sign of a potential kidney damage (less or no urination, rapid weight gain, or swelling), or an infection (fever, sweating, chills, sore throat, or flu symptoms).
Cyclosporine may not be suitable for you if you have kidney disease, untreated or uncontrolled hypertension, cancer, or psoriasis that has been treated with PUCA, UVB, radiation, methotrexate, or coal tar.
Some of the drugs that are damaging to kidneys when taken while also taking Cyclosporine can be very damaging to the kidneys. Those drugs are St John’s Wort; stomach acid reducers; an antibiotic or antifungal medication; cancer drugs, cholesterol reducing drugs; gout medication; drugs for psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune diseases; or NSAIDs(ibuprofen, naproxen and others).
Some other interacting drugs are birth control pills, diuretics, HIV/AIDS drugs; seizure drugs; or steadal drugs. These are not all the drugs that can interact with Cyclosporine and there may be other drugs which can interact with it. Share your medical history and list of all present medications which you may be taking. Do not start a new medication without proper medical advice.
Don’t take Cyclosporine medication (Sandimmune, Panimum) if you are allergic to it. Cyclosporine lowers blood cells that are primary bodyguard against infections. It can also cause your body to generate a large quantity of certain white blood cells. All of these can result in serious and sometimes fatal outcomes like cancer, serious brain infection that can cause disability or death, or your body catching a virus that can lead to failure of a transplanted kidney. Cyclosporine usage over a long time may also increase a likelihood of developing skin cancer. Ask your doctor about all the risks associated with this medication.
Cyclosporine is categorized as a FDA pregnancy category C drug. Effects of this drug on unborn baby are not known. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Cyclosporine can pass into breast milk and harm your baby. It is not recommended if you are nursing a baby.
Cyclophil Me 25 mg is used in Bone Marrow Transplantation, Organ Transplantation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Nephrotic Syndrome, and Atopic Dermatitis. You may find it in different strengths and substitutes and must be given on prescription only. Consult your doctor for dosage and time.
Patients are advised to take Cyclophil Me 25 mg at a fixed time with or without food or as instructed by your Doctor. It is not recommended for children.
For treatment of transplant (kidney, liver, and heart) rejection, rheumatoid arthritis, severe psoriasis.
Cyclophil Me 25 mg is used for:
Store the Cyclophil Me 25 mg at room temperature in dark and dry place. Make sure the strip of the capsules should be intact and capsules are not damaged.