Sandimmun Neoral is a brand-name medication manufactured by Novartis India Ltd. It contains the active ingredient Cyclosporine and is available in a capsule form with a strength of 100 mg. It is primarily used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients.
Sandimmun Neoral is mainly used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs such as the liver, heart, and kidney. It is also used to treat various autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and eczema.
How to Use:
Sandimmun Neoral should be taken as directed by the doctor. The medication should be taken with a full glass of water, preferably at the same time(s) every day. The capsules should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed. It is important to take the medication at the same time every day as directed by the doctor.
Sandimmun Neoral should be stored at room temperature, away from light, moisture and heat. It should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of Action:
Cyclosporine works by suppressing the body’s immune system and preventing the rejection of transplanted organs. It does this by inhibiting the activation of T-cells, which are responsible for triggering the immune response. By suppressing the immune response, it reduces inflammation and prevents organ rejection.
Sandimmun Neoral should be taken with caution if the patient has a history of liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure, or hypersensitivity to the medication. The medication may also increase the risk of developing infections or cancer. It is important to avoid exposure to infection while taking this medication.
Sandimmun Neoral is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to cyclosporine or to any of the ingredients used in the medication. It should not be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Sandimmun Neoral may interact with certain medications, including antibiotics, antifungals, and immunosuppressants. It is important to inform the doctor about all medications being taken before using this medication.
Overdosing on Sandimmun Neoral can cause serious side effects, including kidney or liver damage, seizures, and coma. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and to seek medical attention if any side effects are experienced.
The use of Sandimmun Neoral can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and high blood pressure. It may also increase the risk of developing infections, diabetes, or cancer. In some cases, the medication may cause kidney or liver damage, seizures, or coma.