IBD Medication Guide



Brand Name(s)

Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®

Drug Class


How taken

Oral and intravenous (IV) infusion

Used for

Ulcerative colitis

Recommendations for Pregnancy

Low risk.

Recommendations for Lactation

Limited human data: potential toxicity

Medication indication

NOTE: This medication has been typically used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Talk to your doctor about potential risks and side effects.

Indicated for pediatric use

NOTE: This medication may be recommended for pediatric use. Be sure to talk to your doctor about potential risks and side effects.

Most common side effects

Headache; diarrhea; heartburn; gas; increased hair growth; acne; flushing; shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control; burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs; muscle or joint pain; cramps.


Avoid drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit, as this can alter drug levels. Due to increased risk for hypertension and kidney dysfunction, close monitoring is needed. Small increased risk for lymphoma, skin cancer, and other cancers. Small increased risk for infections and liver dysfunction.

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