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Cyclosporin is a custom pharmacy drug, an immunosuppressant often given to help a transplanted organ recipient‘s body tolerate the new organ by preventing immune system rejection. It is given to liver, kidney, and heart transplant patients. Additionally, cyclosporin is prescribed as a drug to fight arthritis and psoriasis in patients whose bodies do not respond well to other, potentially milder drugs.


Cyclosporin typically comes is two forms: capsule and oral solution, and is taken once per day. Never take more than prescribed by your physician and always take cyclosporin on a regular schedule. Be careful not to miss doses or be tardy taking them. The oral solution may be mixed with milk or orange juice if you prefer taking it this way, but once you choose your preferred beverage you should stay with that and not change.


Cyclosporin is a strong drug and there are many possible side effects. Some of the more common are listed below. If you find that you are experiencing any side effects that are lingering or getting worse, contact your physician.

  • Headaches
  • Flushing / Redness
  • Depression
  • Acne
  • Burning and/or Tingling on the Body
  • Increased Hair Growth
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn and/or Gas
  • Growth in the Gums
  • Cramps
  • Uncontrollable Shaking
  • Breast Enlargement (Men)
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Pressure in the Face
  • Ear Problems
  • Trouble Falling Asleep

Severe Side Effects:

Some side effects can be very serious and potentially severe. The following is a partial list of some potentially serious side effects:

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