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A 44-year-old member asked:

prograf (tacrolimus) causes what sort of side effects?

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Dr. John Powelson
Transplant Surgery 35 years experience
Two types : First those related to immunosuppression. It affects t cell immunity so you can get viruses (like CMV and ebv) and rarely lymphoma. Second idiosyncratic side effects including elevated creatinine, high blood pressure and high potassium. Seizures, tremor. Hair loss. Despite all of these side effects, one of the best drugs for transplant patients. Can be used very safely.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is tacrolimus?

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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Tacrolimus: Tacrolimus is an agent which suppresses the immune system. It is used in pill form to help prevent organ transplant rejection. In ointment form, it is used in some forms of eczema.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: tacrolimus?

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Protopic: Tacrolimus or fk506 is commercially sold as protopic. Is is a very strong immunosuppreseant that is not a steroid. It is very helpful in many dermatological cases of immune related issues like eczema and psoriasis.
A 47-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are indications and side effects of tacrolimus prescription?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tacrolimus: is used prophylactically (with other medications) to help prevent rejection of transplanted organs. Some side effects include ^'ed suseptibility to infections and certain malignancies. Your pharmacist can provide you a complete list of potential side effects.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could i buy prograf without prescription?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prograf (tacrolimus): is a prescription medicine that can help to prevent rejection of kidney, liver, or heart transplants. I would be very wary of any internet company that would sell it without a prescription.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is prograf (tacrolimus) for?

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Immunosuppressant: Prograf is a powerful immune system suppressant used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, mostly kidneys and hearts. It's use can result in a multitude of complications and thus patients using it are closely monitored.

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