Prograf 1mg

Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressive drug used mainly after allogeneic organ transplant to lower the risk of organ rejection. It achieves this by inhibiting the production of interleukin-2, a molecule that promotes the development and proliferation of T cells, which are vital to the body’s learned (or adaptive) immune response. Tacrolimus is also used in the treatment of other T cell-mediated diseases such as eczema (for which it is applied to the skin in a medicated ointment), severe refractory uveitis after bone marrow transplants, exacerbations of minimal change disease, Kimura’s disease, and the skin condition vitiligo.

Description

What is Tacrolimus for:

This medication is an immunosupressant, prescribed for preventing organ rejection during transplantation. It decreases the activity of immune system to prevent an organ from rejection.

How does Tacrolimus work:

Tacrolimus helps the body accept an organ transplant. It lowers the bodys harmful response to diseases of the immune system.

How should Tacrolimus be used:

It comes as an ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician. Topical- As 0.03% ointment- Apply a thin layer over the affected skin twice daily.

Common side effects of Tacrolimus :

High blood pressure. Kidney function that gets worse. Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Not able to sleep. Sunburn.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

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