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Tacrolimus (Overview)

This is an immunosupressive drug used after organ transplantation or to sometimes treat refractory effects of organ/bone marrow transplantation.


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What is tacrolimus?

What is tacrolimus?

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. ...Read more

Tacrolimus (Overview)

This is an immunosupressive drug used after organ transplantation or to sometimes treat refractory effects of organ/bone marrow transplantation.


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Can you tell me more about tacrolimus, prograf ?

Can you tell me more about tacrolimus, prograf ?

Autoimmune suppressi: Tacrolimus or Prograf or Advagraf is an immunosuppressive drug used mainly in organ transplant to reduce organ rejection. It has also been useful in atopic eczema and in severe uveitis ( Inflammation of the colored portion of the eye ) Side effects can be severe. Patient must be under specialty care throughout the treatment. Topical use can cause irritation and burning sensation used for eczema ...Read more

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Eczema - does tacrolimus work?

Eczema - does tacrolimus work?

Tacrolimus for eczem: Tacrolimus can be a very effective treatment for eczema. ...Read more

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Use the tacrolimus to treat my rosacea and found it take effect fast, but the metrodinazole works so low (almost nothing on my skin). which is safer ?

Use the tacrolimus to treat my rosacea and found it take effect fast, but the metrodinazole works so low (almost nothing on my skin). which is safer ?

Metronidazole: this medication is specific for the rosacea. The tacrolimis is just an antiinflamatory and will give you immeidate relief. The metronidazole is safer, you can add doxycycline to that as well as a pill 2x/day. At age 24 I am unclear that you have rosacea. it maybe seborrhea and that is why the tacrolimus seems to work. In that case elidel, (pimecrolimus) kenalog, or tacrolimus will be all that you need. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use tacrolimu twice a day for 3 months?

Is it safe to use tacrolimu  twice a day for 3 months?

Depends: Tacrolimus is a calcineurin inhibitor and is the most widely-used immunosuppressive medication in the U.S. for organ transplant recipients. It is a twice-a-day drug. Because it has a narrow therapeutic index, one needs to have its blood level monitored as excessively high levels can cause nephrotoxicity (can cause kidney failure). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try protopic (tacrolimus) for psoriasis?

Can you tell me about it's like to try protopic (tacrolimus) for psoriasis?

See details: It is an effective topical ointment for treating psoriasis involving the face, genitals and skin folds. Toxicity risk is low. ...Read more

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I am pregnant & due to autoimmune hepatitis & a liver transplant the father is on prograf and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). Is the baby at high risk for genetic defect?

I am pregnant & due to autoimmune hepatitis & a liver transplant the father is on prograf and cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). Is the baby at high risk for genetic defect?

No: Both Program and Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can reduce or eliminate sperm production, making it harder to conceive (lower sperm numbers = lower chance of pregnancy). There is no information that the sperm contains genetic problems that could cause a birth defect in a baby borne from such sperm. If a defect happens, it is just bad luck, not the drugs' fault. I wish you both great happiness and good health! ...Read more

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What is tacrolimus?

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. ...Read more

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What is prograf (tacrolimus) for?

What is prograf (tacrolimus) for?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about tacrolimus, prograf ?

Autoimmune suppressi: Tacrolimus or Prograf or Advagraf is an immunosuppressive drug used mainly in organ transplant to reduce organ rejection. It has also been useful in atopic eczema and in severe uveitis ( Inflammation of the colored portion of the eye ) Side effects can be severe. Patient must be under specialty care throughout the treatment. Topical use can cause irritation and burning sensation used for eczema ...Read more