Cyclosporine vs Prednisone

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This medication is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a liver, kidney, or heart transplant. It is usually taken along with other medications to allow your new organ to function normally. Cyclosporine is also used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis and a certain skin condition (severe psoriasis). Cyclosporine belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by slowing down your body's defense system (immune system) to prevent your body from rejecting a transplanted organ, further damaging your joints (in rheumatoid arthritis patients), or further damaging your skin (in psoriasis patients). For the treatment of psoriasis or arthritis, it is generally used to treat people who cannot take other medications or have not found relief from other treatments.Prednisone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, breathing problems, severe allergies, skin diseases, cancer, eye problems, and immune system disorders. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.
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Sauceyms | 17.11.13
Interestingly I only found one other post where someone was taking cyclosporin for aplastic anemia which is what I have. My white count started at 2 when I was diagnosed. I am now up to 81. But have had many platelet transfusions. I have been taking this for about 2 years. I went through the ATG and had 2 heart attacks while in the hospital. They put a stent in my heart. I am home now but the side effects are brutal! Growing dark hair everywhere. However, the hair on my head is thining. Fatigue, confusion, eyesight and hearing problems. Muscle aches...I could go on and on...How long can a person take this stuff? My oncologist tried to wean me off but had to put me back on. Oh yes, I almost forgot (haha) I also now have two confirmed leisions of skin cancer on my face. Plus I need to have a liter of saline every day because this is damaging my kidney function.
Marge59 | 02.10.13
This medication seem to help my interstitial cystitis I don't have many flares, but it has cause Diarrhea really terrible, can not even leave the house. The smell makes me gag, smells like weed. I have had dry cough since I have been on it.
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dwhavasu | 22.05.13
short term - breathing didorders
Ligitnz | 26.04.13
An extreme case, taken for asthma unfortunately my body got addicted to it, and was unable to stop taking the drug without increased asthma attacks which then required ever increasing doses to get my asthma under control ending up at 120mg per day for 18 months, side effects were extreme and to numerous to list. However once again this only happens in very cases.
Frauline2u | 15.04.13
I am currently taking a short burst worth of prednisone in increments of 10mg. 4x per day for 3 days, then 3 of those tablets 3x per day, then 2 of those tabs for 2 days then 1 tablet for 4 days. I currently have bronchitis (I am almost 54, have had chronic Asthma since my mid teens). I have been taken several Asthma meds daily for years now and over the course of these many years I have taken P ... | 20.03.13
First: Keflix, upper respiratory infection, active cough, discharge, got worse after 1 wk, the: Z-pac from e.r., still got worse, now 3rd wk., fan. Dr. put me on prednisone, steroid, finally not coughing at third of 6 days, still weak, shaky, sweats.
guest | 12.03.13
I was put on this for asthma since my inhalers were not doing the trick. Problem is that I am very sensitive to medications and I am only on day one an I am having severe arm and leg cramping, but on the plus side I am able to breath better. Doctor now put me on a lower dose hopefully this will help with the cramping