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Brand name: Cyclosporin (Sandoz)

Cyclosporin (Sandoz) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ciclosporin. On this page you will find out more about Cyclosporin (Sandoz), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ciclosporin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cyclosporin (Sandoz) 25 mg soft capsule, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Cyclosporin Sandoz 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. Cyclosporin 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 Precautions). 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 the quality of life. For the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis when other treatment is ineffective or inappropriate. Careful monitoring of all cyclosporin-treated patients is mandatory. Cyclosporin should only be used by medical practitioners who are experienced in the use of immunosuppressive therapy (see "Precautions").

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance blue-grey oval soft gelatin capsules imprinted in red with "NVR 25mg".

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Dosage Form Capsule, soft
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 24 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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