What is Prograf (Tacrolimus) used for?
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Prograf (Tacrolimus) is an oral immunosuppressant prescribed to prevent a patient's body from rejecting a transplanted organ following an operation. The medication operates by weakening the immune system to prevent it from attacking the foreign tissue of the new organ. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Prograf (Tacrolimus)?
Prograf (Tacrolimus) should always be taken according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results. One tablet is typically administered every twelve hours, but your individual dosage will depend on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets may be taken with or without food and should always be swallowed with a large glass of water to aid absorption. Never change the form of the doses by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or change the effects of the contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Prograf (Tacrolimus)?
Some patients using Prograf (Tacrolimus) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Tell your physician if any symptoms become intense or if more severe side effects occur such as flu symptoms, dizziness, decreased urination, seizures, low magnesium levels, low potassium levels, hypertension, high blood sugar, muscle pain, or jaundice. These conditions may require medical attention or adjustments to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Inform your physician if you have hypertension, a current infection, edema, heart disease, or if you are currently taking corticosteroids before using Prograf (Tacrolimus) as these conditions may cause complications with treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Prograf (Tacrolimus). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.