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Do you have to get blood tests every week if on prograf?

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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Depends

Tacrolimus (Program) is a immunosuppressive drug that has a narrow therapeutic index.
Once you are started on the medication, you will need to get your levels checked until they are in the target range and then at least once a month.

In brief: Depends

Tacrolimus (Program) is a immunosuppressive drug that has a narrow therapeutic index.
Once you are started on the medication, you will need to get your levels checked until they are in the target range and then at least once a month.
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends on the dose

Prograf, protopic, is a drug that supresses the immune system and can elevate potassium, and or liver function studies.
You need to work with the doctor who is prescribing the medication to work out the best way to monitor for you. The active drug, tacrolimus, has been associated with nerve and vision problems, but these are genreally reversable.

In brief: Depends on the dose

Prograf, protopic, is a drug that supresses the immune system and can elevate potassium, and or liver function studies.
You need to work with the doctor who is prescribing the medication to work out the best way to monitor for you. The active drug, tacrolimus, has been associated with nerve and vision problems, but these are genreally reversable.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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