What is Cyclosporine?|
Cyclosporine suppresses the immune system and is used to treat immune-mediated diseases, especially those involving the blood or skin. It may also be used in the treatment of anal fistulas in dogs, asthma in cats, and to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.
Who is it for?
What are the benefits?
How does Cyclosporine work?
Is there a generic equivalent available?
How is it given?
Cyclosporine is bitter. Do not open the capsules and attempt to give the contents by sprinkling on your pet's food.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
What results can I expect?
What form(s) does it come in?
There are two human brands of cyclosporin (Sandimmune and Neoral). They are not the same strength, so one should not be substituted for the other.
Please click on "More Information" for possible drug and food interactions with this medication.