A condition in which the
is functioning at a lower than normal level.
that block the
ability to fight infection or foreign substances that enter the body.
Immunosuppressive drugs are given in order to prevent
the rejection of transplanted organs, or to treat ,
rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders. In rheumatoid arthritis, these drugs are effective in reducing
inflammation and thus less are required. However, these drugs have many side effects, such as
liver disease, lung inflammation, increased susceptibility to infection and suppression of blood cell production.
Cyclophosphamide and the are commonly used