Review: could Cyclosporine cause Interstitial Lung Disease?


Interstitial lung disease is found among people who take Cyclosporine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Interstitial lung disease . We study 25,415 people who have side effects while taking Cyclosporine from FDA and social media. Among them, 286 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.

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Cyclosporine has active ingredients of cyclosporine. It is often used in psoriasis. (latest outcomes from Cyclosporine 27,906 users)

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, preventive health care, lung cancer - non-small cell, breast cancer (latest reports from 28,509 Interstitial lung disease patients).

On Oct, 19, 2016

25,415 people reported to have side effects when taking Cyclosporine.
Among them, 286 people (1.13%) have Interstitial Lung Disease

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cyclosporine cause Interstitial lung disease?

Time on Cyclosporine when people have Interstitial Lung Disease *:

  • < 1 month: 38.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 41.82 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.27 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Cyclosporine *:

  • female: 46.27 %
  • male: 53.73 %

Age of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Cyclosporine *:

  • 0-1: 0.39 %
  • 2-9: 8.98 %
  • 10-19: 6.25 %
  • 20-29: 6.25 %
  • 30-39: 5.08 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 23.05 %
  • 60+: 37.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Interstitial Lung Disease (51 people, 17.83%)
  • Stem Cell Transplant (30 people, 10.49%)
  • Dermatomyositis (25 people, 8.74%)
  • Prophylaxis (19 people, 6.64%)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (14 people, 4.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisolone (89 people, 31.12%)
  • Methotrexate (70 people, 24.48%)
  • Cyclophosphamide (48 people, 16.78%)
  • Methylprednisolone (36 people, 12.59%)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (34 people, 11.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Respiratory Failure (60 people, 20.98%)
  • Pyrexia (40 people, 13.99%)
  • Cytomegalovirus Infection (39 people, 13.64%)
  • Hypoxia (33 people, 11.54%)
  • Graft Versus Host Disease (31 people, 10.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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