* mild immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory medication in pill form
* good safety profile, but some risks require consideration and monitoring
* first dose usually give in doctors office
* 1:200 risk of eye (macula) swelling
* 1:200 risk of symptoms with slow heart rate on first dose
* Need to have had chickenpox or vaccine at least 30 days before
* Monitr for liver stress
* Need bullet-proof reliable contraceptive


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