So Ii was surprised to learn about Cyclosporines
Cyclosporines an effective long term treatment for atopy dog allergies
I repeat, the science paper tells us that Cyclosporines is “an effective long term treatment for atopy”.
Cyclosporines cures dog atopy?
So what exactly is it and what does it do?
Well it happens to be the core ingredient in the medication that prevents organ transplant rejections in humans. And is marketed under the name Atopica in America.
It is also said that ” Its main advantage is the fact it works without any side effects on a long term basis that can be encountered in drugs like cortisone.” but it would be worthwhile to review this miracle just in case yes?
According to one drug reference site: Cyclosporine should be used with adrenal corticosteroids (eg, hydrocortisone). It should not be used with other medicines that suppress the immune system. Suppressing the immune system may increase the risk of developing an infection or a certain type of cancer (lymphoma).”
So curious that one company promoting a Cyclosporine as better than cortisone, happens to neglect to tell us that if it often prescribed along with corticosteroids or cortisone ?!?!
Cyclosporine MAIN FUNCTION is as an immuno-suppressant. It works by suppressing the immune system. So just like cortisone that reduces swelling caused by over production of histamines, this drug also attempts to suppress the histamines, but it does so by a blanket suppression of the immune system ??
The warnings about the drug are mostly saying not to use with radiation therapy or any other immune suppressants.
This is a serious drug that has many bad interactions with many other drugs. Here is a snippet of the warnings about other drug interactions or affects it can have on major organs:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have liver, kidney, brain, or nerve problems; gout or high blood uric acid levels; low blood magnesium or cholesterol levels; high blood pressure; cancer; an infection; a weakened immune system; or problems absorbing food or medicine
- if you have high blood potassium levels or your diet contains a lot of potassium
- if you have a history of seizures
- if you are having phototherapy for psoriasis or are having radiation treatment
- if you have recently had or will be having a vaccine
- if you are taking medicines that may harm the kidney (eg, aminoglycoside antibiotics [eg, gentamicin], amphotericin B, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] [eg, ibuprofen], tacrolimus, vancomycin) or the liver (eg, acetaminophen, methotrexate, ketoconazole, isoniazid, certain medicines for HIV infection). Ask your doctor if you are unsure if any of your medicines might harm the kidney or liver
Consult your vet or your dog undertaker before randomly chooses a very very serious option.