Precautions and Warnings With Cyclosporine

Who Should Not Take Cyclosporine?

You should not take cyclosporine if you are:
  • Allergic to it or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Receiving psoralen and ultraviolet A light (PUVA) therapy, ultraviolet B light (UVB) therapy, methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) or other immunosuppressants, radiation therapy, or coal tar for psoriasis.
In addition, you should not receive cyclosporine injections if you are allergic to polyoxyethylated castor oil (Cremophor® EL).

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific cyclosporine warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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