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What are the side effects of cyclosporine to treat psoriasis?

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Cyclosporine slows down your immune system, which can increase your risk of an infection or other health problem, including cancer. You also can have kidney damage or high blood pressure if you take it for a long time.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis Treatments and Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals," "Phototherapy."

UpToDate : "Patient education: Psoriasis (Beyond the Basics)," "Treatment of Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriasis Treatments and Drugs."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals," "Phototherapy."

UpToDate : "Patient education: Psoriasis (Beyond the Basics)," "Treatment of Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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