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When is cyclosporine used to treat psoriasis?

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Cyclosporine is a drug made to suppress the immune system. It may be taken for serious psoriasis cases that fail to respond to other treatments. It can damage the kidneys and raise blood pressure, though, so your doctor will closely watch your health while you take it.

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug ." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Taltz

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 26, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug ." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Taltz

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 26, 2019

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