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Cyclosporine ( Cyclosporine)

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What is the Generic Name for Cyclosporine?

Cyclosporine

What is the Trade Name for Cyclosporine?

Cyclosporine

What are the Indications of Cyclosporine ( Cyclosporine)?

  • Prevention of rejection in transplantation
  • Treatment of severe RA
  • Management of ulcerative colitis

What are the Actions of Cyclosporine ( Cyclosporine)?

Inhibits normal immune response

What is the Therapeutic Class of Cyclosporine ( Cyclosporine)?

Immunosuppresants, antirheumatics (DMARD)

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Cyclosporine ( Cyclosporine)?

Polypeptides (cyclic)

What are the Nursing Considerations of Cyclosporine ( Cyclosporine)?

  • May cause seizures, tremors, hypertension, hepatotoxicity, diarrhea, N/V, gingival hyperplasia
  • Increases immune suppression with corticosteroids
  • Avoid grapefruit juice while taking this medications
  • Assess for signs of organ rejection
  • Monitor renal panel, liver enzymes
  • Take medication as directed
  • Lifelong therapy required for transplant patients
  • Instruct pt on how to take blood pressure

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