Tacrolimus Capsules

It is used to keep the body from rejecting the organ after an organ transplant.

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​What is this medication used for

It is used to keep the body from rejecting the organ after an organ transplant.

 

Dosage and How to Use

Administer medication with or without food; be consistent with timing and composition of meals if gastric intolerance occurs and administration with food becomes necessary. If dosed once daily, administer in the morning. If dosed twice daily, doses should be 12 hours apart. 

Missed a Dose

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.

 

Side Effects, Precautions, Contraindication

What possible side effects may it cause?

Some of the possible side effects include dizziness, headache, abdominal pain or heartburn, upset stomach or throwing up, loose stools (diarrhea), hard stools (constipation), poor sleep, back or joint pain, nose or throat irritation.

What precautions should I take?

Look out for signs and symptoms of infection (e.g. persistent fever, sore throat). Limit or avoid sun and ultraviolet light exposure and use appropriate sun protection to reduce the risk of skin burning, itching or peeling.

What other medications and foods should I avoid?

Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice. Avoid drinking alcohol while on this medication.

 

Handling and Storage

Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Do not store in a bathroom.

 

Additional Information

Class of drugs/Indication/Disease

Immunosuppressants

Generic name of medication

Tacrolimus

Associated brand names (if any)

Prograf®

Dosage form(s) available

Capsules

Amount of active ingredient

0.5 mg, 1 mg

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