Cyclosporine vs Tacrolimus

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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.Tacrolimus is used with other medications to prevent rejection of a kidney, heart, or liver transplant. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by weakening your body's defense system (immune system) to help your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.
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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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surfer | 23.03.10
I have had a transplant for 9 years now and have had great success but for these dam skin sucks being a surfer with a transplant because I am at the skin doc every other week getting shiot removed.
randysandy | 17.12.08
I have been on Tacrolimus since my Kidney/Pancreas Transplant in May of 2002. This is, quite honestly, the best drug that I'm taking right now and I've NEVER had any rejection. I lost the transplanted pancreas in Feb 2003, however, that was due to thrombosis when a blood clot moved into the artery and blocked the blood flow to that particular organ.....but my new kidney rocks!!!