What is the Conimune ME 50 mg Capsule?
Conimune ME 50 mg contains Cyclosporine which belongs to the group of medicines called immunosuppressive agents. Immunosuppressive agents are drugs that suppress or reduce the strength of the body’s immune system. It is used to prevent graft rejection in patients who have had an organ transplant such as a Kidney, liver, or heart transplant, bone marrow, and stem cell transplantation. It can also be used to treat various autoimmune diseases like severe rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It blocks the development of cells that attack the affected transplanted tissue and suppresses the abnormal immune function and prevents the rejection of the transplanted organ.
What Cyclosporine drug is used for?
Cyclosporine is sold under the brand name Sandimmune. It is manufactured in India by Concord Biotech Limited. Cyclosporine is a prescription drug that comes in the form of an oral capsule, oral solution, and eye drops. It is a calcineurin inhibitor known for its immunomodulatory properties that prevent organ transplants and autoimmune conditions. It is used for prophylaxis of organ rejection in kidney, liver, and heart transplants. It is used to prevent bone marrow transplant rejection. Cyclosporine is used for the treatment of patients with severe active rheumatoid arthritis. It can be used for the treatment of adult non-immunocompromised patients with severe psoriasis. This medicine is commonly used for the treatment of various autoimmune diseases.
What is transplant rejection?
Rejection is a normal reaction of the body to a foreign object. When a new kidney is placed in a person’s body, the body sees the transplanted organ as a threat and tries to attack it. The immune system makes antibodies to try to kill the new organ, not realizing that the transplanted kidney is beneficial. To prevent rejection, medication must be given for the rest of your life to fight rejection. Each person is an individual, and each transplant prefers different medications. The anti-rejection medications are most commonly used to treat the rejection process.
How Rheumatoid arthritis develops and what are its effects?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of inflammatory polyarthritis that can lead to joint destruction, deformity, and loss of function. Swelling of the small joints, especially in the hands and feet, but most joints in the body can become affected. In addition to joints, other abstractions of the disease can be seen including inflammation, lowering of the white blood count, and lung disease. Frequent symptoms include fatigue and joint stiffness, especially in the morning and after long periods of rest.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis may include:
Pain and aching in more than one joint
Stiffness in more joints
Tenderness and swelling
Fatigue or tiredness
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by red and scaly plaques. About one-third of patients with psoriasis have family members with psoriasis. Psoriasis is multifactorial. It is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Some genetic factors are important to get psoriasis in people. Psoriasis generally presents with regularly distributed, red, scaly plaques with well-defined edges. The scale is typically silvery white, except in skin where the plaques often appear. The plaques are usually very constant without treatment.
Symptoms of Psoriasis may include:
Discolored patches or raised plaques of skin
Dry or cracked skin
Burning, itching, or soreness
Pitted or thickened fingernails or toenails
Conimune ME 50 mg is taken by mouth or given by injection. The oral medication is available either as a liquid or in capsule form. The liquid is available in 50 ml and 100 ml while capsules are available in 100 mg, 50 mg, and 25 mg. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day. It takes it twice daily. The doses should be 12 hours apart. 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 Conimune ME 50 mg Capsule
- In the Treatment of Prevention of transplant rejection
Conimune 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. Conimume 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
Conimune 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 Conimune ME 50 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 Conimune ME 50 mg Capsule taken?
Conimune ME 50 mg is taken by mouth or given by injection. The oral medication is available either as a liquid or in capsule form. The liquid is available in 50 ml and 100 ml while capsules are available in 100 mg, 50 mg, and 25 mg. This medicine should be taken at the same time each day. It takes it twice daily. The doses should be 12 hours apart. 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 Conimune ME 50 mg Capsule work?
This medication is an immunosuppressant medicine. It is prescribed for the prevention of organ rejection during transplantation. It is used for psoriasis, rheumatoid, and eye problems. It works to suppress the immune system.