Immunosuppressant medicines are drugs that reduce, or suppress, the strength of the immune system.
Immunosuppressive medications are used for treating various autoimmune diseases. An autoimmune condition causes the body’s immune system to attack, and damage, the body’s own tissue.
Thereby, by suppressing the immune system, the damage can be minimized or eliminated altogether. Important autoimmune diseases in which immunosuppressant medications are used include:
For Treating Organ Transplant
Any transplanted organ is observed as a foreign mass by the body. Some of the various
immunosuppressant medications are used for allowing the body to reject a transplanted organ,
including heart and kidney. As such, these drugs are also known as anti-rejection drugs.
Nearly about anyone who receives an organ transplant needs to take immunosuppressant drugs. These medications, by means of suppressing the immune system, allow the transplanted organ to remain healthy and free from damage.