Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®) has been extensively studied in clinical studies. In these studies, up to 25 percent of people taking cyclosporine developed a headache. In most cases, reactions such as this tend to be minor and easy to treat.
However, it is important to understand that cyclosporine can also cause potentially serious side effects. Make sure to contact your provider if you develop potentially serious reactions such as breathing problems, any signs of an infection, or seizures.
(For more information, click Cyclosporine Side Effects. This full-length article lists many other possible reactions to cyclosporine, including potentially serious complications that require medical attention.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Sandimmune [package insert]. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation;2011 July.
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