People who have experienced organ rejection for several years without relief may benefit from Sandimmune. This drug is given along with a steroid to help prevent rejection. It comes in a few different forms and strengths, and is generally taken once a day. Side effects can include overgrowth of gum tissue and tremor, among other things.
What Is Sandimmune?Sandimmune® (cyclosporine) is a prescription "immunosuppressant" medication approved to prevent transplant rejection after a kidney, liver, or heart transplant, in combination with a corticosteroid medication. It is also approved to treat chronic rejection (transplant rejection that occurs over years) in people who were already treated with another immunosuppressant.
Sandimmune contains cyclosporine, a medication that is also available in a modified, or slightly altered, form as Gengraf® or Neoral®. The modified form of cyclosporine is absorbed differently by the body, and is therefore not interchangeable with Sandimmune, which is unmodified.