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Immunosuppressive drug

Medication used to suppress the immune system.
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Although the underlying cause is generally sudden increases in blood pressure, it may also be observed in relation with renal failure, fluid accumulation and cytotoxic effects of immunosupressive drugs on vascular endothelium (6).
Immunosupressive drugs including steroid, cyclosporine and etoposide may be required for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.
Dispensing fees for inhalation drugs are $33 per 30-day supply and $66 per 90-day supply, while the supplying fee for oral anticancer, oral antiemetic, and immunosupressive drugs is $24 for the first prescription and $16 for additional prescriptions in a 30-day period.
She had undergone orthotopic liver transplantation 6 months previously to excise hepatocellular carcinoma related to Child-Pugh class C hepatitis C cirrhosis; since that procedure, she had been under treatment with immunosupressive drugs.
Because corticosteroids and immunosupressive drugs, such as cyclosporine A (CsA), tacrolimus, and mycophenolate mofetil continue to be the mainstay of therapy in GvHD, and because the use of such drugs results in significant immunosupression, the use of ECP in this group of patients may represent an advantage due to its fairly safe profile.