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Brand name: Ciclosporin (Apo) TM

Active ingredients: ciclosporin

What it is used for

Ciclosporin is indicated: As an immunosuppressive agent for the prevention of graft rejection following kidney, liver and heart allogeneic transplantation. For induction and/or maintenance of remission in the nephrotic syndrome. Ciclosporin is not a first-line agent. Its use should be restricted to occasions when steroids and cytostatic drugs have failed, or are not tolerated, or are considered inappropriate, and when renal function is unimpaired (see section 4.4 Special Warnings and Precautions for Use). For the treatment of severe, active rheumatoid arthritis in patients for whom classical slow-acting antirheumatic agents (including methotrexate) are inappropriate or ineffective. In patients with severe psoriasis in whom conventional therapy is ineffective or inappropriate and the disease has caused a significant interference with quality of life. For the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis when other treatment is ineffective or inappropriate.,Careful monitoring of all ciclosporin-treated patients is mandatory. Ciclosporin should only be used by medical practitioners who are experienced in the use of immunosuppressive therapy (see SECTION 4.4 SPECIAL WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS FOR USE).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Grey oval soft gelatin capsules

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ciclosporin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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