What is Neoral?

Ciclosporin (INN/BAN) (pronounced ); cyclosporine (USAN); cyclosporin (former BAN); or ciclosporin A, cyclosporine A, or cyclosporin A (often shortened to CsA) is an immunosuppressant drug widely used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection. It reduces the activity of the immune system by interfering with the activity and growth of T cells.Some sources list the fungus under an alternative species name Hypocladium inflatum gams such as Pritchard and Sneader in 2005:
However, the name, "Beauveria nivea", also appears in several other articles including in a 2001 online publication by Harriet Upton entitled "Origin of drugs in current use: the cyclosporin story" (retrieved June 19, 2005). Mark Plotkin states in his book Medicine Quest, Penguin Books 2001, pages 46-47, that in 1996 mycology researcher Kathie Hodge found that it is in fact a species of Cordyceps.

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My wife is 19 years out from kidney trnaplant and taking Neoral. Recent diverticulitis and anemia resulted in RX for vitamin C, iron and...

doctor1 MD

Hi, Your wife aged 19 years had kidney transplant, now diverticulitis and anemia, treated with vit.C, iron and antibiotics. some vitamin .C...

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hello doctor, i have a nephrotic syndromes and i performed a kidney biopsy which indicated a membraounus nephropathy . Currentlly i take a Neoral...

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Dear Abeer,

Cyclosporine is an acceptable treatment for membranous nephropathy. Usually it is given with small dose of steroids (prednisolone)...

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My daughter had kidney transplantation at the age of 4. She has been taking (sandimmun neoral solution) cyclosporin and azoran for the past 9...

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Hello and welcome to HCM.
As an Urologist and kidney transplant surgeon,i understand your anxiety.
The drugs you've written are both anti-rejection...

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