Uses And Benefits
Cyclosporine is beneficial as a treatment in many different conditions that involve immune dysfunction. The most common condition it is prescribed for is graft rejection. This is also known as transplant rejection. In this disorder, the immune system of an organ transplant recipient rejects a donor's organ. This happens because the recipient's immune system recognizes cells within the donated organ as being foreign to the body. Cyclosporine helps prevent this from happening by suppressing the recipient's immune system and its response.
Similarly, this medication is often used in the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. This is a condition where white blood cells from a donor's transplanted bone marrow or stem cells attack cells within a recipient's body. Cyclosporine is also beneficial in many different inflammatory conditions where an immune disorder causes inflammation of the skin, joints, eyes, or other parts of the body. Some of the more common examples are psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and dry eye syndrome.