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Prograf (tacrolimus) causes what sort of side effects?

Prograf (tacrolimus) causes what sort of side effects?

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. ...Read more

Tacrolimus (Definition)

This is an immunosupressive drug used after organ transplantation or to sometimes treat refractory effects ...Read more


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What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

Nephrotoxicity: Most concerning long-term adverse effect of Program (tacrolimus) is nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidneys). The drug has a narrow therapeutic index and therefore the blood level of the drug is often monitored to avoid side effects. Other known side effects include tremor, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood glucose, and hair loss. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Cyclosporine or Prograf, which one is more convenient or less aggressive for a patient with ckd stage 3 and less unpleasant side effects?

 Cyclosporine or Prograf, which one is more convenient or less aggressive for a patient with ckd stage 3 and less unpleasant side effects?

Whoa!: Both of these are immunosuppressive agents. Their indications vary depending on what is actually wrong with the kidney -- clinical diagnosis and biopsy, perhaps current. These are often used in patients who have had transplants. Please do not attempt to self-administer any of these medications as they are quite dangerous. Stage 3 CKD may not require any medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tacrolimus?

What is the definition or description of: tacrolimus?

Immunosuppresive: This is an immunosupressive drug used after organ transplantation or to sometimes treat refractory effects of organ/bone marrow transplantation. ...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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Wich is better in general, prograf or cyclosporin? For the kidney, i really want the best for my kidney and my health, please?

Wich is better in general,  prograf or cyclosporin? For the kidney, i really want the best for my kidney and my health, please?

Tacrolimus (Prograf): Approximately >90% of kidney transplant programs in the U.S. use tacrolimus-based maintenance immunosuppressive regimen. In many kidney transplant programs, 1-year acute rejection rate is ...Read more

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