Active Ingredient(s): Cyclosporine
FDA Approved: * July 14, 1995
Pharm Company: * NOVARTIS
Category: Immunosuppressive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Neoral Overview

Ciclosporin, also spelled cyclosporine and cyclosporin, is a calcineurin inhibitor, used as an immunosuppressant medication. It is a natural product.[3] It is taken by mouth or by injection into a vein for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, nephrotic syndrome, and in organ transplants to prevent rejection.[3][4] It is also used as eye drops for keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes).[5] Common side effects include h...

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The balance between benefit & side effect, must be overwhelming on the side of benefits. Otherwise the medication should be considered "work in progress". The question that needs to be asked is why it is allowed for general distribution (remember radium tablets Cora 1910-1920) ## Hello, Ken! How are you? Neoral is listed as containing the active ingredient Cyclosporine, it is an immunosupressant. It was originally isolated from a fungus in 1969, so it's actually not new. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, gum enlargement, peptic ulcers and pancreatitis. What types of symptoms have you experienced from taking it?

do side effects outway benefit

I have been on neoral for almost one year it has helped my skin disease by 50 percent but I have suffered many consequences. I now have high blood pressure and I'm on another med. My gums are bad and I'm getting gum disease. I now am up 6 times a night going the bathroom I'm getting worried and wondering if I should just go off it or will my skin disease come back full force ## Hi tara, Depending on the type of skin disease you have, it seems as though you may be better off with a more natural alternative that gets the job done without these unwanted side effects. In my opinion, just the fact that you're questioning the efficacy of this medication is enough to tell me that you're not entirely satisfied with taking it. Personally, I think changing medications is worth...


Side effects ## Hi tara, Side effects of Neoral (Cyclosporine) can include: headache diarrhea heartburn gas increased hair growth on the face, arms, or back growth of extra tissue on the gums acne flushing uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs muscle or joint pain cramps pain or pressure in the face ear problems breast enlargement in men depression difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately: unusual bleeding or bruising pale skin yellowing of the skin or eyes seizures loss of consciousness changes in behavior or mood difficulty controlling body movements changes in ...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg
  • Emulsion: 0.05%, 0.1%
  • Injection: 250mg/5ml, 50mg/ml
  • Solution: 0.09%, 100mg/ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Neoral: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0246 Neoral 25 mg Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0248 Neoral 100 mg Oral Capsule by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0078-0274 Neoral 100 mg/ml Oral Solution by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 55154-3418 Neoral 25 mg Oral Capsule by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Cyclosporine or a similar ingredient: (7 results)

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