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    Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

    Cyclosporine (such as Neoral) is used to treat severe cases of adult atopic dermatitis that haven't responded to other treatments. It suppresses the immune system. By blocking the body's inflammation process, this oral medicine can help control itching and rash.

    Short-term treatment with cyclosporine works well in both adults and children. This medicine can cause serious side effects, such as high blood pressure and kidney problems. So your doctor will watch your treatment closely.

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    As soon as a person quits taking this medicine, the skin problem often comes back.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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