Like most immunosuppressants, the side effects can be pretty severe. I am pretty sure that my diabetes is directly connected to my immunosuppressive use and I also have elevated creatinine levels which long term will be problematic. It is not unusual for long term cyclosporine users to have renal failure. Biggest side effect I've noticed is body hair growth- my has been very noticable on my arms, legs, chest, and back. I've been bald my entire adult life but I regrew hair on my head that hadn't been present in decades. It's a shame that cyclosporine has such potential severe side effects or I'm sure it would be a part of hair loss therapy.
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