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

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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Prograf is associated with the development of diabetes in a small percentage of those taking the drug.

In brief: Yes

Prograf is associated with the development of diabetes in a small percentage of those taking the drug.
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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