Gengraf Uses

Healthcare providers will often recommend Gengraf be used with another drug, like a corticosteroid, after certain kinds of organ transplant surgery to prevent rejection. The medicine can also be prescribed for people with severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis that have not responded to other treatments. Gengraf suppresses the immune system, which is why it is effective for these uses.

What Is Gengraf Used For?

Gengraf® (cyclosporine) is a prescription medication that contains a modified (altered) form of cyclosporine. It is approved for the following uses:
 

Using Gengraf to Prevent Transplant Rejection

Organ transplant is the transfer of a healthy organ from one person to another. People may need organ transplants if one of their organs has failed, or is not working as well, due to illness or injury. Although not all organs can be transplanted, several can, including the:
 
  • Kidneys
  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Heart
  • Pancreas
  • Small intestine.
     
After an organ transplant, a person will need to take antirejection medicine for the rest of their lives. Antirejection medicines are usually started just before surgery or immediately afterward. These medications are used to prevent transplant rejection, which occurs when the immune system recognizes a newly transplanted organ as foreign and attacks it. Transplant rejection can cause the transplanted organ to fail.
 
Gengraf is an antirejection medicine used to prevent transplant rejection after kidney, heart, or liver transplant. It is used in combination with other medicines, such as azathioprine (Imuran®) and corticosteroids (such as prednisone).
 
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