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Immunosuppressants    
(None proven in controlled trials; the following have been used)
   

Cyclophosphamide (Procytox®)

Suppress immune response Hair loss, decreased appetite, bladder inflammation, bone marrow damage, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, increased cancer risk, increased infection.
     

Azathioprine (Imuran®)

Suppress immune response Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, increased infection, pancreatitis, increased cancer risk, anemia.
     

Cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®)

Impair lymphocytes Tremor, hypertension, hirsutism, nausea, renal failure, headache, nausea, vomiting, infections.
     

Mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept®)

Impair lymphocytes Pain, abdominal pain, back pain, tremor, headache, hypertension, chest pain, GI hemorrhage, nausea, vomiting, anemia, fever, infections, sepsis, swelling in the legs.

 

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