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Has anyone here taken prograf or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) and noticed any increase in blood sugar?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 47 years experience
Yes: Tacrolimus can cause hyperglycemia in 5-20% of kidney transplant recipients. However, it depends on the doses given, the body size (bmi) of the patient, a strong family history of diabetes, and prior tendency towards diabetes or pre diabetes.
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Dr. George Loss
Transplant Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Prograf is associated with the development of diabetes in a small percentage of those taking the drug.
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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Transplant Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Prograf is potentially beta cell toxic and can induce diabetes in some patients. There could be some alternatives in some cases, discuss with your transplant physicians.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2016

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