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Review: could Cyclosporine cause Interstitial lung disease?

Summary: Interstitial lung disease is found among people who take Cyclosporine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Interstitial lung disease. We study 24,405 people who have side effects while taking Cyclosporine from FDA and social media. Among them, 294 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 24,587 Cyclosporine users)

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, prostate cancer. (latest reports from 20,667 Interstitial lung disease patients)

On May, 8, 2015: 24,404 people reported to have side effects when taking Cyclosporine. Among them, 294 people (1.20%) have Interstitial Lung Disease.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in Cyclosporine reports

Time on Cyclosporine when people have Interstitial lung disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Interstitial lung disease63.27%25.51%3.06%3.06%5.10%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Cyclosporine * :

Interstitial lung disease51.72%48.28%

Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Cyclosporine * :

Interstitial lung disease0.27%7.34%4.62%4.89%4.08%17.93%21.47%39.40%

Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Cyclosporine ** :


How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Interstitial lung disease (68 people, 23.13%)
  2. Hypertension (40 people, 13.61%)
  3. Dermatomyositis (38 people, 12.93%)
  4. Bronchopneumonia (37 people, 12.59%)
  5. Prophylaxis (28 people, 9.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisolone (147 people, 50.00%)
  2. Methotrexate (90 people, 30.61%)
  3. Cyclophosphamide (64 people, 21.77%)
  4. Furosemide (60 people, 20.41%)
  5. Prednisone (54 people, 18.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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