What is an Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule?
Arpimune ME contains salt called Cyclosporine. Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule is used after organ transplantation to prevent your body from rejecting the transplanted organ. It is used to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (pain and swelling in the joints) and psoriasis (skin disorder with red, scaly, and inflamed skin). This medication works to suppress the activity of your immune system. This medicine lowers the capacity to fight infections. Take this medicine at the same time every day at a constant level. It is an immunosuppressant medicine.
What Cyclosporine drug is used for?
Cyclosporine is sold under the brand name Sandimmune. It is manufactured in India by RPG Life Science Limited. This medication is used to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a liver, kidney, or heart transplant. It is commonly taken along with other medications to accept the new organ to function normally. Cyclosporine is also used to treat severe rheumatoid arthritis and certain skin conditions like severe psoriasis. It belongs to a class of drugs that are known as immunosuppressants. It works to slow down your body’s immune system to prevent your body from rejecting a transplanted organ and also prevents damaging your joints in rheumatoid arthritis and damaging your skin in psoriasis.
What is transplant rejection?
Rejection is your body’s way of not accepting a kidney transplant. Rejection is most common in the first six months after surgery but it can occur at any time. Transplant rejection occurs when transplanted tissue is rejected by the recipient’s immune system., which destroys the transplanted tissue.
What is Rheumatoid arthritis and how it happens?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints. It is known as an autoimmune condition. This means that the immune system, which is the body’s natural self-defense system, gets frustrated and starts to attack your body’s healthy tissues. The inflammation is mainly in your joints. It affects around 400,000 adults aged 16 and over. It can affect anyone of any age. The sooner you start treatment, the more effective it gets.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis may include:
Joint swelling, warmth, and redness
A poor appetite
A high temperature
What is psoriasis and how it occurs?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin redness, silvery scales, and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red well-defined patches of skin with flaky, silver-white scales. Psoriasis is common. Anyone can develop it. It is not contagious. But it is inherited. Normal skin cells grow deep in the skin and rise to the surface about once a month. When you have psoriasis, this process takes place in 14 days rather than in 3 to 4 weeks. This results in dead skin cells building up on the skin’s surface, forming a group of scales. It increases the risk of fatty liver disease and stroke.
Symptoms of Psoriasis may include:
Dry and covered with silver, flaky skin
Pink-red in color
Raised and thick
The amount of Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule you take depends on your body weight and medical conditions and your method of treatment. It is taken in the form of a capsule and oral suspension. It is better to take it at the same time every day to get better results. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine include headache, unusual growth of facial or body hair, high blood pressure, diarrhea, and shaking of hands or feet. If any of these side effects become severe, you consult with your doctor. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better. You can also be at risk of developing skin cancer. So you should limit your exposure to sunlight.
The benefit of Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule
- In the Treatment of Prevention of transplant rejection
Arpimune Capsule belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It lowers your immune response and reduces the chance of your body attacking the transplanted organ. Organ rejection happens when your immune system treats the new organ as an enemy and attacks it. This medicine suppresses the immune system and helps your body accept the new organ as if it were your own.
- In the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system (which usually fights bacteria and viruses) attacks your body’s cells. Arpimune capsules stop that from happening and can relieve the symptoms of these conditions such as pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. It can slow down joint damage, reduce disability and enable you to be as active as long as possible.
- In the treatment of Psoriasis
Arpimune Capsule can be used to treat severe psoriasis when other treatments have not worked or are not appropriate. Psoriasis happens when skin cells are replaced more quickly than usual. This medicine can improve your skin and reduce the symptoms of rash, redness, and pain. The improvement in the appearance of your skin can boost your confidence and improve your life. It is a long-lasting condition. Take this medicine as long as it is prescribed.
Side effects of Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Decreased blood cell count
Nausea and vomiting
Fever and chills
Facial hair growth
Acne. hot flushes
Feeling of numb
Overgrowth of gum tissue
How is Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule taken?
The amount of Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule you take depends on your body weight and medical conditions and your method of treatment. It is taken in the form of a capsule and oral suspension. It is better to take it at the same time every day to get better results. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does the Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule work?
Arpimune ME 100 mg Capsule is an immunosuppressant medicine. It works to suppress your immune system to help to accept the newly transplanted organ such as the liver, kidney, or heart. In rheumatoid arthritis, this medicine effect reduces inflammation (swelling) of joints and decreases joint damage. In psoriasis, it works to reduce the activity of certain immune cells that cause overproduction of skin cells. This medicine improves scaling and redness.