Monitoring the level of medicine in the blood
What are the side effects?
Nausea and vomiting
Excess hair growth
Gum overgrowth (gingival hypertrophy)
Sensitivity to sun
Burning sensation in the feet and hands
Altered kidney function
Increase in blood pressure
Decrease in magnesium levels in the blood
Damage to the unborn baby
Interactions with other medicines
Guidance for immunosuppressant medicines
- Keep all medicines in a safe place where children cannot reach them.
- Ciclosporin should be kept in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat.
- If your child is taking ciclosporin liquid, it can only be used for two months once opened. Write the date you opened the bottle on the label to remind you.
- You should handle this medicine with care, avoiding touching it where possible. If you are pregnant or think you could be pregnant, please discuss handling instructions with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. Please see our Special handling requirements information sheet for further details.
- If your child vomits straight after taking the dose, inform your local doctor or nurse, as your child may need to take another one. Do not give them another dose without informing the doctor or nurse.
- If you forget to give your child a dose, do not give a double dose. Inform your doctor or nurse and keep to your child’s regular schedule.
- If your doctor decides to stop treatment with ciclosporin or the medicine passes its expiry date, return any remaining medicine to the pharmacist. Do not flush them down the toilet or throw them away.