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Ciclosporin and Sandimmune



Type of spiritual experience

Hallucination (73)

A description of the experience

Ciclosporin (INN/BAN) cyclosporine (USAN); cyclosporin (former BAN); or ciclosporin A, cyclosporine A, or cyclosporin A (often shortened to CsA) trade name Sandimmune,  is an immunosuppressant drug widely used in organ transplantation to prevent rejection. It reduces the activity of the immune system by interfering with the activity and growth of T cells. It was initially isolated from the fungus Tolypocladium inflatum (Beauveria nivea), found in a soil sample obtained in 1969 from Hardangervidda, Norway, by Hans Peter Frey, a Sandoz biologist. Most peptides are synthesized by ribosomes, but ciclosporin is a cyclic nonribosomal peptide of 11 amino acids and contains a single D-amino acid, which are rarely encountered in nature.

On Mar, 31, 2015: 5,866 people reported to have side effects when taking Sandimmune. Among them, 34 people (0.58%) have Hallucination.


On Dec, 17, 2016 6,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Sandimmune.  Among them, 115 people (1.87%) have Death

Time on Sandimmune when people have Death :

  < 1 month 1 - 6 months 6 - 12 months 1 - 2 years 2 - 5 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Death 37.78% 13.33% 13.33% 6.67% 26.67% 2.22% 0.00%

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Observation contributed by: John Bryant