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Sandimmune
Dosage: 25mg
Quantity: 50
Price: $65.80
Sandimmune
Dosage: 100mg
Quantity: 50
Price: $140.40

Indications

Sandimmune is an anti-rejection medication used to prevent your body from attacking an organ after receiving an organ transplant.

Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive drug that inhibits lymphocyte cells which are responsible for your body’s immune response and reaction to organ transplants. This helps Sandimmune prevent and reduce hypersensitivity and rejection of organs received.

Dosage and Administration

The dose of Sandimmune that is prescribed will vary depending on the individual being treated. Follow all your healthcare provider’s instructions and read packaging labels carefully to ensure the best therapeutic results during treatment.

  • Swallow capsule whole
  • Most adults take 15mg/kg 4 to 12 hours before receiving their transplant
  • Adults then take 10 to 14mg/kg each day for 1 to 2 weeks after transplantation
  • Doses should be slowly decreased to a maintenance dose of 5 to 10mg/kg daily
  • Do not use more or less Sandimmune than prescribed
  • Take Sandimmune for the exact length of time directed by your healthcare provider
  • Store at room temperature away from children and pets

Side Effects

Sandimmune may cause some side effects to develop while suppressing your immune system. Speak with your healthcare provider to learn more about any symptoms that you may encounter when taking Sandimmune.

Common Sandimmune side effects:

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea
  • Upset stomach, vomiting
  • Hair growth
  • Pimples
  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Cold symptoms
  • Joint pain, leg cramps

Serious Side Effects

Some more serious side effects may occur when taking Sandimmune. Contact your healthcare provider and stop using this medication if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • High blood pressure (severe headache, dizziness, fainting, change in vision)
  • Kidney problems (inability to pass urine, change in amount of urine passed, blood in your urine, weight gain)
  • Electrolyte imbalance (mood changes, confusion, muscle pain, weakness, abnormal heartbeat, loss of appetite, seizures, nausea, vomiting)
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding
  • Feeling very tired or weak
  • Unusual burning, numbness, or tingling
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Changes in your gums
  • Hearing loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shakiness
  • Swelling
  • Liver problems (dark urine, tiredness, loss of appetite, upset stomach, stomach pain, light-coloured stools, vomiting, jaundice)
  • Brain problem called progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) (confusion, memory problems, depression, changes in behaviour, change in strength on one side, trouble speaking or thinking, changes in balance, change in eyesight)

Allergic Reaction

Do not use Sandimmune if you are allergic to cyclosporine or any of the listed capsule ingredients. Stop using this medication and contact your healthcare provider if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction.

Sandimmune allergy symptoms may include:

  • Hives, itching
  • Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin
  • Fever
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in your chest or throat
  • Difficulty breathing, swallowing, or talking
  • Unusual hoarseness
  • Swelling of mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat

Cautions

Sandimmune suppresses your immune system which leaves you more vulnerable to infections. Avoid people who have infections, colds, or flus and ensure that you wash your hands often during treatment.

Some users have reported developing lymphoma and other cancers while taking Sandimmune and similar medications.

Speak with your healthcare provider to learn more about your risks.

Your risk of becoming infected or developing cancer may be increased if you take Sandimmune with other immunosuppressive medications. The medication may be administered with steroid drugs; consult with your healthcare provider and follow all their directions for usage.

To ensure your safety when taking Sandimmune, tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney issues
  • High blood pressure

Tell your healthcare provider if you take salt substitutes, potassium products, or potassium-sparing diuretics.

Some Sandimmune users have developed a serious brain problem called posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). Contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop confusion, lowered alertness, changes in your eyesight, vision loss, seizures, serious headache)

Avoid ingesting grapefruit products because it can interact with Sandimmune and cause an increase in adverse effects.

Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Sandimmune to ensure the safety of you and your child.

Some drugs may interact with Sandimmune and cause adverse reactions. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medications that you take, including over the counter medicines, but especially any of the following:

  • Aliskiren
  • Amiloride
  • Bosentan
  • Dabigatran
  • Orlistat
  • Spironolactone
  • triamterene

Form and Strength

This organ transplant medication is available in capsule form.

Sandimmune capsule strengths:

  • 25mg
  • 100mg

The 25 and 100mg Sandimmune strength capsules are available in quantities of 50.

FAQ

What precautions should be taken when taking Sandimmune?

You should avoid any grapefruit products because grapefruit juice can increase the concentrations of Sandimmune in your system. This can lead to an increase in adverse effects. Follow your healthcare provider’s directions for taking this medication to avoid any other drug or food interactions.

When is the best time of day to take Sandimmune?

You can take Sandimmune at whatever times are most convenient for you, but for best effects your doses should be taken at the same times each day. Listen to your healthcare provider’s recommendations for a dosing schedule to ensure the best results for you.

Resources:

  1. https://www.novartis.com/us-en/sites/novartis_us/files/sandimmune.pdf
  2. https://www.drugs.com/cdi/sandimmune-cyclosporine-injection.html
  3. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=5e5926a7-1de0-4b54-a5c0-286b6200ff82&type=display

Additional information

Brand Name:

Sandimmune

Scientific Name:

Cyclosporine

Other Names:

Sandimmun

Strength(s):

25mg, 100mg

Quantities Available:

50

Formulation:

Capsule