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What is ciclosporin and why is it prescribed?

Ciclosporin is a type of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). It dampens down the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating symptoms. Read more >

How do I take ciclosporin and how long does it take to work?

Ciclosporin is usually given in capsule form twice a day, though it's also available as a liquid. It may be up to four months before you notice any benefit.
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Can ciclosporin affect other medicines and treatments?

You may be prescribed ciclosporin along with other drugs. You should discuss any new medications with your doctor and always tell any other doctor treating you that you’re on ciclosporin.

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Can I drink alcohol if I'm on ciclosporin?

There's no particular reason to avoid alcohol while on ciclosporin, so it's fine to drink aclohol in moderation.

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