Cyclosporine for Psoriasis
Side effects of cyclosporine include:
- Suppression of the immune system.
- Kidney problems.
- High blood pressure.
- Nonmelanoma skin cancer, especially for people who also had Reference psoralen and UVA (PUVA) therapy.
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.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology