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 1  Liver transplant Cancer, kidney failure, cataracts, abdominal upsets (dirrhea), severe weight loss, skin cancers and other skin problems, sleep disorder, hair loss, bone degeneration and death This drug killed my husband's perfectly healthy kidneys causing death. Why does the FDA allow this drug to be on the market knowing that it will destroy the kidneys? My husband died at 63 little by little suffering greatly until the end. With all the medical research and break-through for other conditions, why is there no better anti-rejection drug? M 62 20 years
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 4  heart transplant Thicker hair, fragile skin, slightly bigger boobs, fungus growing under toenails, more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria. I took atibiotics regularly for six years, now just "PRN". I get to stay alive and spend lots of money on medicine, including mecicines to combat side effects. M 65 13 years
 1   I am not taking the drug. I am looking for other's experiences. I don't believe that making me fill out this form before seeing real responses is a very good idea. Do you? none M 0 0 days
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 1  ulcerative colitis This drug caused severe migraine headaches as well as a suppressed immune system. It did NOTHING to help my ulcerative colitis symptoms. In fact, my symptoms got worse! It had an awful taste and smell ( like beer!!) and was not at all affective in helping my symptoms. F 54 3 months
 1  kidney transplant overdosed for nine years,gave me a lymphoma on my right foot and leg. reduced dosage of sandimmune and treated with chemo. are there any other long term side effects that i should know about,especially extreme weekness? M 76 9 years
 5  Ulcerative Colitis Nausea Was a day or two away from a Colectomy. I had been in the hospital for 33 days with severe UC. In 3 days Cyclosporine put me in remission. It saved me. M 37 3 months

SANDIMMUNE  (CYCLOSPORINE):  Cyclosporine is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a liver, kidney, or heart transplant. It is usually taken along with other medications to allow your new organ to function normally. Cyclosporine belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works by weakening the immune system to help your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)