Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis
Cyclosporine (such as Neoral) suppresses the Reference immune system Opens New Window (immunosuppressant) and is used to treat severe cases of adult Reference atopic dermatitis Opens New Window that haven't responded to other treatments. By blocking the body's Reference inflammation Opens New Window process, this oral medicine can effectively control atopic dermatitis itch and rash.
Short-term treatment with cyclosporine works well in both adults and children. Cyclosporine can cause serious side effects, such as Reference high blood pressure Opens New Window and Reference kidney Opens New Window problems. So your doctor will monitor your treatment closely.
As soon as a person quits taking this medicine, the skin problem often comes back.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology