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.
Gengraf is used in to prevent organ rejection in patients who have received an organ in their body through surgery. It is taken together with other medication to help liver, heart and kidney transplants work normally. An organ may be rejected by the body when the immune system attacks the transplanted organ or tissue. Gengraf slows down the immune system so that the new organ is not rejected.