15 patient evaluations for Cyclosporine

Feb 1, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fluid retention weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. commit to taking the medicine. The task looks daunting but you can control it. 2. have a system for organizing meds on a daily basis. For example, I have a box with 7 compartments, each of which is divided into four sections. I distribute my meds weekly. No need to rummage through pill bottles. 3. have a mini-system for traveling. 4. Keep abreast of when you will need a refill and make sure you order on time. 5. consider using a mail-order pharmacy. Some meds are less costly and the system is efficient. 6. even if you rely on mail order pharmacy, develop a positive relationship with a local community pharmacist. Some pharmacies now give antibiotics cost-free. I have found that my pharmacist pal will help me out in tight situations. Further, many of them are well-educated and yearn for a chance to inform and assist a patient with multiple medical issues. 7. commit to taking the medicine, no matter what, no matter where. It is the single most important thing that will keep your transplant running. It's the gas in the transplant engine!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: fluid retention weight gain

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Nov 16, 2008 (Started Jan 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for FSGS)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shakiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Side effects: shakiness

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Sep 6, 2004 (Started Dec 17, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

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