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Dosing Information for Cyclosporine

The dose of cyclosporine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular cyclosporine product you are using
  • The reason you are using the medicine
  • How you respond to it
  • Your weight
  • Your cyclosporine blood levels
  • Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Cyclosporine Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Cyclosporine may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Cyclosporine).

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with this medicine could be potentially serious. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this or any other drug.
(Click Cyclosporine Overdose for more information.)

What If I Forget a Dose of Cyclosporine?

If you miss your cyclosporine dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.

How Does It Work?

Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant medication, which means it suppresses the immune system, or makes it less active. Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis occur when the immune system attacks healthy tissue and cells. Transplant rejection occurs when the immune system sees the transplanted organ as a foreign material and attacks it. By suppressing the immune system, cyclosporine can help prevent transplant rejection and ease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
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