Cyclosporine Side Effects

Discussing the possible cyclosporine side effects:

Introduced in the early 1980’s, Cyclosporine is best known for its highly effective immunosuppressant capabilities as well as its proficiency to interact with many other drugs. Besides being used to lower the immune system of the body, there could be various cyclosporine side effects observed as well (often after several years of its usage).

At worst, these side effects could develop into a certain type of skin cancer or lymphomas. Among other most common cyclosporine side effects, there could be complaints of cutaneous papillomatosis, gingival hyperplasia, vomiting, diarrhea and weakness by the people who would have, at some stage, take this medication for various purposes.

Although most of these side effects are temporarily active and usually vanish with a slight improvisation in the medicine, yet special care must be taken in case of severity or longevity of any of these effects. In case of prolonged complaints, you must immediately contact your health expert.

These are just a few of the many possible cyclosporine side effects which could be seen in most of the patients in common. However, narrowing our research a bit further, we might find that these effects may vary from person to person depending upon the particular internal structure and immune system in each of them. Below we shall discuss come of the most common and some not so common yet equally harmful side effects of cyclosporine.

Common Side Effects of cyclosporine:

While gleaning information from various patients who had been prescribed a rather extended dose of cyclosporine, the more common cyclosporine side effects were found to be trembling of hands, headache, oily skin, increases hair growth, kidney problems, fever, vomiting, high blood pressure, increased urination habit, high blood pressure, seizures, leg cramps, enlarged gums, changes in blood chemistry, gum bleeding and nausea. If any of these aforementioned problems persist, you must immediately consult your health advisor. If the situation worsens, then you the patient might be required to stay under medical observation for quite a few hours (or even maybe days) depending upon the speed of the recovery or the body’s reaction to the treatment.

Some rare cyclosporine side effects:

Apart from the aforementioned common side effects, there have also been numerous cases of some rare, yet equally concerning side effects. For instance, some patients have been diagnosed with the feeling of confusion while other rare cases included the patients who had developed a general feeling of illness and discomfort. Irregular heartbeat, abnormal pulse rate, tingling in hands, considerable weight loss and weakness of legs are also some of the less common physical side effects of cyclosporine. Similarly, there have been some rare cases of patients undergoing some sort of nervous (or mental) side effects as a result of taking cyclosporine. These side effects include inexplicable nervousness, sense of fear, shivering of the body, confused mindset and general tiredness and unwillingness to participate in social activities. Although most of these rarely observed cyclosporine side effects are yet to be confirmed as genuinely associated to this particular medication, but as it currently stands out to be, these side effects have been common in all those patients who are/were under the prescription of cyclosporine.