Tacrolimus is generally used in treatment for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients.
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How to use
Use it as advised by your doctor or For directions before use, please check the label. Tacrolimus is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.Avoid Tacrolimus with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
How it works
Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant. In organ transplant patients, it works by suppressing your body’s immune response helping your body to accept the new organ as if it were your own. In allergic eye disease, it works by decreasing the production of chemicalsls (eg. histamine) that cause allergic eye symptoms such as inflammation (redness and swelling).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Tacrolimus nephrotoxic or cytotoxic? Tacrolimus may cause destruction of certain types of cells (cytotoxic) and may impair kidney function (nephrotoxic). It is recommended to follow your doctor advice before using this medication.
Q. Is Tacrolimus safe? Yes. Tacrolimus is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Does Tacrolimus cause diabetes, hair loss, tiredness, or depression? Tacrolimus may cause diabetes, hair loss, tiredness, or depression. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is Tacrolimus a steroid? Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant drug. It is not a steroid drug
Q. Is Tacrolimus the same as Prograf? Yes. Progarf is a branded form of Tacrolimus available in the market
Q. Can I take Tacrolimus with omeprazole? Omeprazole may increase the blood levels of Tacrolimus. It can be taken with omeprazole only if prescribed by your doctor
Tacrolimus is used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients.It may take 3 to 4 months for the medication to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.It may take 3 to 4 months for the medication to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the levels of blood cells in your blood. Inform your doctor if you experience unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, fever, or general illness. Your doctor may monitor your kidney function regularly. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to help with your kidney function.Do not stop taking Tacrolimus without talking to your doctor first.
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