Neoral (Cyclosporine)

Neoral (Cyclosporine) is a medication that treats rheumatic diseases by suppressing the immune system.

Neoral is used to treat several different types of arthritis, as well as immune disorders of the eyes, lungs, muscles, skin, nerves, and blood vessels. Neoral is also used to help prevent organ rejection in transplant patients.

Neoral works by reducing the activity of T-cells, a type of white blood cell that plays an important part in the body's immune system.

Taking Neoral

Neoral is available in 25, 50, and 100 mg oral capsules, as well as a liquid oral suspension.

It can take 3 to 4 months for the Neoral to work. It is important for people starting this medication to be patient and to keep taking it as prescribed.

Important Tests and Risks

Science

Safety

Video

Watch Dr. Andy Thompson, a Canadian rheumatologist, introduce Neoral in this short video:

Resource(s)

Neoral Quick Reference Guide