Cyclosporine Modified Coupon - Cyclosporine Modified 25mg capsule

Generic Neoral

CYCLOSPORINE is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ. The medicine is also used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Compare CNI immunosuppressants.
Cyclosporine Modified Coupon - Cyclosporine Modified 25mg capsule

Cyclosporine Modified Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will have regular blood checks. Do not change the brand of medicine unless directed by your doctor or health care professional.

If you get a cold or other infection while receiving this medicine, call your doctor or health care professional. Do not treat yourself. The medicine may decrease your body's ability to fight infections.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

The medicine can cause unusual growth of gum tissue and can make your gums bleed. Practice good oral hygiene, and be careful when brushing and flossing your teeth. See your dentist regularly.

Some products may contain alcohol. Ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider if this medicine contains alcohol. Be sure to tell all healthcare providers you are taking this medicine. Certain medicines, like metronidazole and disulfiram, can cause an unpleasant reaction when taken with alcohol. The reaction includes flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and increased thirst. The reaction can last from 30 minutes to several hours.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness

back pain

black, tarry stools

blurred vision

chest pain


clay colored stools

cloudy urine


dark urine

decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability

decreased appetite





headache, severe and throbbing


loss of appetite

muscle spasms (tetany) or twitching

nausea and vomiting


painful or difficult urination

pounding in the ears

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

shortness of breath

skin rash

slow or fast heartbeat

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swelling of the feet or lower legs

swollen glands

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

yellow eyes or skin

Less common

Bleeding gums

blood in the urine

blood in the vomit

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings


difficulty swallowing


pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

severe or continuing stomach pain

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing with exertion



chest discomfort


darkened urine



lower back or side pain

night sweats

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back


vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Abdominal or stomach discomfort

bleeding, tender, or enlarged gums

blemishes on the skin

increased hair growth, especially on the face

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones


stuffy or runny nose

Less common

Brittle fingernails

burning feeling in the chest or stomach

burning, dry, or itching eyes

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears


discharge or excessive tearing

feeling of warmth

hearing loss

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males

weight loss


Blurred or loss of vision


disturbed color perception

double vision


feeling sad or empty

halos around lights


joint pain

loss of interest or pleasure

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights


trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

tunnel vision

unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness


weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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