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Cyclosporine (such as Neoral) suppresses the
immune system (immunosuppressant) and is used to treat
severe cases of adult
atopic dermatitis that haven't responded to other
treatments. By blocking the body's
inflammation process, this oral medicine can
effectively control atopic dermatitis itch and rash.
Short-term treatment with cyclosporine works well in both adults and children. Cyclosporine can cause serious side effects, such as high blood pressure and kidney problems. So your doctor will monitor your treatment closely.
As soon as a person quits taking this medicine, the skin problem often comes back.
April 17, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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