What is the purpose of taking the drug cyclosporine following kidney transplantation?

1 Answer
Apr 1, 2016

Ciclosporin is a drug which prevents organ rejection.


Organ rejection is when the body recognizes that its new organ is a foreign body, it will trigger an attack from the white blood cells, Ciclosporin will suppress that response to condition the body in recognizing and adopting the newly transplanted organ as its own. If you stop taking the drug, the transplanted organ will be destroyed and will result in a catastrophic infection, possibly death.