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People who have had a heart, liver, or kidney transplant may benefit from Neoral. Approved uses of this medicine also include the treatment of severe plaque psoriasis and severe rheumatoid arthritis in people who have not adequately responded to other treatments. In some cases, a healthcare provider may recommend "off-label," or unapproved, uses for Neoral, such as treating psoriatic arthritis, alopecia, and ulcerative colitis.
What Is Neoral Used For?Neoral® (cyclosporine) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. It is approved for the following uses:
- Treating severe plaque psoriasis in certain people who are not adequately treated with, or cannot take, another treatment option
- Treating severe, active rheumatoid arthritis in people who do not adequately respond to methotrexate (Rheumatrex®, Trexall®)
- Preventing organ rejection after a kidney, liver, or heart transplant.