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Calcineurin inhibitors

What are Calcineurin inhibitors?

Calcineurin inhibitors are medicines which inhibit the action of calcineurin. Calcineurin is an enzyme that activates T-cells of the immune system. T-cells (also called T-lymphocytes) are a type of white blood cell that play a key role in cell-mediated immunity. Because calcineurin inhibitors suppress the immune system they are known as immunosuppressants.

Topical calcineurin inhibitors (pimecrolimus, tacrolimus) may be used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis when other treatments have failed. Oral and injectable calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporine, tacrolimus) are used for both the induction and maintenance of postoperative immunosuppression.

List of Calcineurin inhibitors:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Gengraf (Pro)
Generic name: cyclosporine
1 review
10
Hecoria (Pro)
Generic name: tacrolimus
1 review
10
Neoral (Pro)
Generic name: cyclosporine
3 reviews
9.2
Prograf (Pro)
Generic name: tacrolimus
26 reviews
8.2
Envarsus XR (Pro)
Generic name: tacrolimus
1 review
8.0
Astagraf XL (Pro)
Generic name: tacrolimus
0 reviewsAdd rating
Sandimmune (Pro)
Generic name: cyclosporine
0 reviewsAdd rating
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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