Prograf (Tacrolimus) - 0.5mg (50 Capsules)

Prograf

TACROLIMUS

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Prograf (Tacrolimus) is given to patients who have received an organ transplant, to prevent the body from rejecting the newly transplanted heart, liver or kidney. This drug is in a class of medicines called immunosuppressants, and taking it decreases the activity of the immune system. This helps to prevent the immune system from treating the new organ as an invader, and fighting it, thereby helping the body to adjust to the new organ.

Brand Name : Prograf
Active Ingredients : TACROLIMUS
Manufacturer : Astellas
Country of Origin : Turkey
Intended Patient : Unisex

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Main Use Active Ingredient Marketed Name
Preventing rejection of an organ Tacrolimus Prograf

The information on this product's packaging is Turkish language only.

Uses
Prograf (Tacrolimus) is given to patients who have received an organ transplant, to prevent the body from rejecting the newly transplanted heart, liver or kidney. This drug is in a class of medicines called immunosuppressants, and taking it decreases the activity of the immune system. This helps to prevent the immune system from treating the new organ as an invader, and fighting it, thereby helping the body to adjust to the new organ.

Dosage and Administration
You will be given Prograf (Tacrolimus) under strict medical supervision. In most cases, adult patients are told to take it twice per day, at 12 hour intervals. However, in all cases, the exact dosage required will be decided by the prescribing doctor. Regular medical tests may be necessary, to ensure that the medicine is not causing any serious side effects. In addition to this, patients should note that treatment should not be stopped without consulting a doctor.

Side effects
Prograf (Tacrolimus) can cause:

  • Indigestion
  • A reduced appetite
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • Pain affecting the back or joints

If any of these side effects become bothersome, tell your doctor. Serious reactions may sometimes occur. Seek medical attention straight away if you notice seizures, weight gain, inflammation of the limbs, painful urination, tremors or any other signs of a severe reaction.

Precautions
Taking this medication reduces the action of the immune system, which can make you more susceptible to infections. There is also a risk of developing skin cancer or lymphoma associated with taking this drug. Your doctor will prescribe the lowest effective dose in order to lessen the risk of serious side effects.

An increase in the amount of potassium present in the blood may occur in some patients who take this medicine. Your doctor may provide special dietary instructions to you which must be followed.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

Always use Prograf (Tacrolimus) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

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