Treatment Of Autoimmune Diseases?
, I am an autoimmune survivor of Sjogrens syndrome. Initially I was treated with pain relievers methylprednisolone, meloxycam, and other supporting vitamins. Never 3 months can be neoral because the drug had been covered by BPJS. Then stopped, and finally stopped taking neorine. My question, for the type of Sjogrens syndrome is Cyclosporin appropriate treatment? Because in an indication, this drug is for Reumathoid Arthritis. Thank you for asking.
Hello Anis, thank you for asking.
Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune cells in a person's body, incorrectly recognize their own tissue cells, so that immune cells will attack their own tissue cells. There are many types of autoimmune diseases, and the symptoms depend on what organs are affected. In Sjögren's syndrome, immune cells attack the gland cells that produce tears and saliva. Thus, symptoms can include dry, red and sore eyes, and dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and dry lips.
The principle of treatment is to overcome the inflammation that occurs (because the activation of immune cells will be followed by an inflammatory process) and suppress excessive immune function. That is why anti-inflammatory drugs and immunosuppressant drugs are used. Cyclosporin is included in the immunosuppressant group, whose function is to suppress the work of the body's immune cells so as not to attack the body's own cells. That is why, cyclosporine can be used for a variety of autoimmunity problems, including rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome. Cyclosporin can be given in the form of injection, oral, or topical (in the form of eye drops). Several international studies have found evidence that the use of cyclosporine eye drops in dry eye syndrome can improve complaints. Cyclosporine can also be given in tablet form to overcome general problems. Therefore, the medicine you received has been given based on indications.
Thus a brief explanation from me. Hope this helps you. Regards.