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Introduction

Expert Advice

Indications:
Thid medication is used as in immunosuppression in organ and bone marrow transplantation; prevention and treatment of graft versus host disease. Short term treatment of severe atopic dermatitis (eczema), severe psoriasis (skin disorder) and severe active rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune disorder).

Pregnancy:
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medicine. 

Lactation:
This medication is contraindicated in lactating females. 

Contraindications:
This medication is contraindicated in lactating females. 

Precautions:
Closely monitor renal (kidney) and liver functions, BP and serum lipids. Hyperkalemia (high potassium level), hyper uricaemia (elevated uric acid). Avoid excess exposure to UV light. Eldery and pregnant females.

Adverse effects:
Patients administered with this medication may experience hyperlipidemia, tremor, headaches, hypertension (increased blood pressure), GI upset, abdominal pain, hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) dysfunction, muscle cramps, weight gain, rash, menstrual disturbances, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) and muscle weakness.

Primary Uses

Arthritis and Crohn's disease

Indications

Thid medication is used as in immunosuppression in organ and bone marrow transplantation; prevention and treatment of graft versus host disease. Short term treatment of severe atopic dermatitis (eczema), severe psoriasis (skin disorder) and severe active rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune disorder).

Side Effects

Patients administered with this medication may experience hyperlipidemia, tremor, headaches, hypertension (increased blood pressure), GI upset, abdominal pain, hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) dysfunction, muscle cramps, weight gain, rash, menstrual disturbances, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) and muscle weakness.

Warnings

Pregnancy

No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medicine. 

Lactation

This medication is contraindicated in lactating females. 

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Precautions

Closely monitor renal (kidney) and liver functions, BP and serum lipids. Hyperkalemia (high potassium level), hyper uricaemia (elevated uric acid). Avoid excess exposure to UV light. Eldery and pregnant females.

Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in lactating females. 

FAQS

Indications:

This medicine is used to prevent organ rejection in patients who have received a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. It is also used to treat some skin disorders such as psoriasis.

Administration:

This medicine may be taken orally or injected into a vein. The injection form is administered by a medical professional. The dosage is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. Consult your healthcare provider before using this medicine. Use cautiously in children.

Storage:

Store this medicine at room temperature away from excessive sunlight, moisture, and children. Read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Side Effects:

• Headache • Weight loss or weight gain • Upset stomach • Muscle weakness • Decreased immunity

Precautions:

• Monitor kidney and liver function • Limit exposure in the sun as sun sensitivity may increase • Use sharp objects such as razors and knifes cautiously to prevent infections • Limit contact with sick individuals • Elderly should be cautious

Effects on Pregnancy and Lactation:

• Pregnancy: Consult your doctor before use as effects are undetermined • Lactation: Not recommended

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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