Generic Name - Cyclosporine
Category - Immunosuppressant
Generic for Gengraf* is indicated to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ, which the body would otherwise see as foreign. Cyclosporine (Generic for Gengraf*) is used to reduce immune responses and prevent rejection in patients who receive organ or bone marrow transplants.
Generic for Gengraf* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Gengraf* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Gengraf* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
High blood pressure
Previous coal tar, PUVA, ultraviolet, or radiation therapy
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Gengraf*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Antibiotics and other medicines for infections
Female hormones, including contraceptive or birth control pills
Medicines for fungal infections
Medicines for high blood pressure
Seizure (convulsion) or epilepsy medicine
St. John's wort
Generic for Gengraf* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericGengraf*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Gengraf* in the Immune response Suppression is a single dose of 15 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight 4 to 12 hours before a transplant and 1 dose daily for 1 to 2 weeks after the operation. After that, the doctor may advise a daily dose of 5 to 10 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight.
Generic for Gengraf* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Gengraf* side Effects include confusion, depression
High blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, increased urge to urinate or frequent urination
Numbness, tingling in the hands and feet, seizures (convulsions),signs and symptoms of an infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, stomach pain and wheezing or shortness of breath and yellow-colored skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Gengraf*.
Generic for Gengraf* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Gengraf* is likely to harm the growing fetus. Hence, talk to your doctor and seek medical advice.
Generic for Gengraf* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Gengraf* is excreted in breast milk. It is not recommended to breast feed a baby while taking this medicine.
Generic for Gengraf* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Gengraf* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Gengraf* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Gengraf* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Gengraf* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.