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7/10/2013 1:37:14 AM

Reviewer: karin, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
right now the only thing bothering me is the smell...it smells like weed!an when I take it I have to hold my breath.

Condition: Other
5/3/2013 1:27:34 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was prescribed med when other meds failed to stop Autoimmune urticaria. It worked within days of starting by stopping hives. Unfortunately, taking it has made me feel miserable otherwise. I have been very tired, my blood pressure has risen considerably, aching in my joints, flushing skin, swollen and tingling hands, and unable to sleep. In the process of weaning off it and hope that hives st ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
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

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