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Fungi are the basis for many drugs, including the antibiotic penicillin, the immunosuppressant cyclosporine and the cholesterol buster lovastatin, so Blanchette wondered if these Antarctic species might produce any useful molecules.
She was started the same day on high doses of prednisone and cyclosporine, an immune-suppressing medicine often used in transplant patients.
Some organ-transplant rejection drugs, such as Sandimmune and Neoral (both cyclosporine). •
The most commonly used systemic medications for pediatric psoriasis include acitretin, methotrexate and cyclosporine, with the latter two drugs causing suppression of the immune system.
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medical Definition of cyclosporine
- The indications for treatment with cyclosporine are rapidly expanding. Once used only for the prevention of organ transplant rejection, cyclosporine is now approved for psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis and is being prescribed for conditions ranging from autoimmune diseases to atopic dermatitis.
- —Mark Lebwohl, Scientitic American Medicine Bulletin, February 2000
- Recently, cyclosporine has come on the market as an especially useful immunosuppressive agent, since it offers essentially equal protection from rejection of the transplant, while causing less impairment of immunological defenses against bacteria and viruses.
- —James D. Hardy, The World of Surgery, 1986
- Cyclosporin, an antirejection drug that helps make organ transplants feasible, comes from a Norwegian fungus.
- —Jon R. Luoma, Audubon, March 1996
- Prolonged treatment with glucocorticoids can have undesirable side effects (including diabetes mellitus), while cyclosporine A can cause diarrhea and vomiting (and diminished bank accounts for owners of large dogs).
- —Dog Watch, July 2007
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