Preventing the rejection of organ transplants (kidney, liver, and heart). Neoral is also used to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis in certain patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Neoral is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing the immune system. This prevents the body from rejecting transplanted organs. This also decreases reactions in the body that cause conditions such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Neoral works by suppressing the immune system, which otherwise may increase the risk of developing cancer or an infection. In heart, kidney or liver transplants, Neoral may be used with other medications that suppress the immune system. However, the simultaneous use of these medications may increase the risk of developing cancer such as lymphoma.