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How do the transplant doctors decide how much or how long to give you prograf?

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In brief: Active investigation

The short answer is for as long as you keep the graft.
However, there are ongoing trials that look to minimize the dose or eliminate tacrolimus by substitution with other agents. The reason is this drug is in a class called calcineurin inhibitor agents that may result in chronic scarring and loss of kidney function over time. You should discuss this with your transplant team.

In brief: Active investigation

The short answer is for as long as you keep the graft.
However, there are ongoing trials that look to minimize the dose or eliminate tacrolimus by substitution with other agents. The reason is this drug is in a class called calcineurin inhibitor agents that may result in chronic scarring and loss of kidney function over time. You should discuss this with your transplant team.
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