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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of cyclosporine oral.

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4/7/2013 12:14:51 AM

Reviewer: rocrgurl1023, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm taking cyclosporine for Sjogrens Syndrome and intercystital cystits. It has made a big difference in the dryness I have to deal with and with my bladder issues. I did develop high blood pressure, but its well worth me taking another med. The dryness was horrible before. My eyes were really dry and had very little saliva production.

Condition: Other
1/31/2013 2:17:50 PM

Reviewer: Becky, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had chronic hives for years. They come and go, but when they come back it is with a vengenance. My allergist finally started me on cyclosporin and I had to start out at 200mg a day and slowly decrease. After several months, the hives were gone! No really bad side effects other than some excessive facial hair. Now the hives have returned and I started the mediciation again. But the blo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/22/2012 2:21:13 PM

Reviewer: Tired, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had idiopathic hives for 11 months. Have been on all kinds of meds and prednisone. I was weaned off pred. 10 days ago. Have noticed side effects immediately from cyclosporin which I have been taking for 5 months. Good news, no more hives to date. Bad news, side effects. I have lost hair from head, growing hair elsewhere. Nausea, vomiting, headache, swelling of legs, extreme fatigue, b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/9/2012 9:12:43 AM

Reviewer: ksm, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My son is 3yrs old and has Nephrotic Syndrome (MCD) and just got put on this medicine last month. He hates taking it b/c it tastes so bad. So we tried the pill form which he did well with, but the pills are making him very nauseated and causing him to throw up. Not impressed with this medicine so far.

Condition: Other
6/10/2012 7:55:27 AM

Reviewer: FLAlleycat, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After 9 months of chronic hives with horrific, constant itching, I gave up on dermatologist who had put me on an assortment of creams and prednisone and went to allergist who this this med. Rash totally subsided over two weeks at 100mg/day. After taking it for 2 months, doc began down to 50mg/day Friday, but over the weekend, the welts are returning, with same viscous itching. (Sheets are cover ... Show Full Comment

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