Cyclosporine lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader. Cyclosporine is used to prevent organ rejection after a kidney, heart, or liver transplant. Cyclosporine is also used to treat severe psoriasis or severe rheumatoid arthritis. Cyclosporine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cyclosporine is a prescription medication belonging to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressive agents. Cyclosporine is a generic drug; the brand name for cyclosporine is Gengraf. Cyclosporine is used to prevent organ rejection after transplant. Cyclosporine works by suppressing the immune response that occurs in the body following an organ transplant.