Capimune: new ciclosporin brand

Capimune is the latest brand of ciclosporin to be launched
Capimune is the latest brand of ciclosporin to be launched

Mylan has launched Capimune (ciclosporin), a new brand of ciclosporin capsules. Available in 25mg, 50mg and 100mg strengths, it is licensed for the same indications as other ciclosporin products:

  • immunosuppression in organ transplantation
  • prevention and treatment of graft-versus-host disease
  • severe active rheumatoid arthritis refractory to other agents
  • steroid-dependent or steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome
  • severe psoriasis or severe atopic dermatitis where standard therapy is ineffective or inappropriate

Ciclosporin is a ‘critical dose’ drug: switching preparations can cause small changes in bioavailability that have significant effects on efficacy and toxicity. Consequently, the MHRA advises that patients should be stabilised on a single brand and the same brand should always be prescribed and dispensed.

View Capimune drug record

Further information: Mylan

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