Cyclosporin

Description

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases defines cyclosporin and it’s use in treating alopecia like this:

  • Oral cyclosporine–Originally developed to keep people’s immune systems from rejecting transplanted organs, oral cyclosporine is sometimes used to suppress the immune system response in psoriasis and other immune-mediated skin conditions. But suppressing the immune system can also cause problems, including an increased risk of serious infection and possibly skin cancer. Although oral cyclosporine may regrow hair in alopecia areata, it does not turn the disease off. Most doctors feel the dangers of the drug outweigh its benefits for alopecia areata.

There are differing views on exactly how effective this treatment is. If you have experience with this treatment, whether positive or negative, please take a moment to share your review with those who are considering it for themselves or their family member.

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