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Advagraf 5 mg Capsule

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Composition for Advagraf 5 mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Advagraf 5 mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Advagraf Capsule PR

Uses of Advagraf Capsule PR

Advagraf 5 mg Capsule is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients.

Advagraf Capsule PR side effects

Common

Side Effects of Advagraf are Nausea, Stomach pain, Liver damage, Diarrhoea, Kidney damage, Increased thirst, Increased glucose level in blood.

How to use Advagraf Capsule PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Advagraf 5 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Advagraf 5 mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Advagraf Capsule PR works

Advagraf 5 mg Capsule is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response following transplant of an organ (eg. liver, kidney, heart). This helps your body to accept the new organ as if it were your own.
In Depth Information on Advagraf Capsule PR

Expert advice for Advagraf Capsule PR

  • Advagraf 5 mg Capsule 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 Advagraf 5 mg Capsule without talking to your doctor first.
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Advagraf Capsule PR related warnings

Special precautions for Advagraf Capsule PR
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Advagraf 5 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Advagraf 5 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Advagraf 5 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Advagraf 5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Advagraf 5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Advagraf 5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Advagraf 5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Advagraf Capsule PR?

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If you miss a dose of Advagraf 5 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Advagraf Capsule PR

Frequently asked questions about Tacrolimus
Q. Is tacrolimus nephrotoxic or cytotoxic?
Tacrolimus may cause destruction of certain types of cells (cytotoxic) and may impair kidney function (nephrotoxic). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Advagraf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Advagraf with Gentamicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gentamicin: Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen, GB Gen, Garacin
Advagraf with Ramipril
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ramipril: Topram, Rigapril
Advagraf with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell
Advagraf with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun
Advagraf with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Belitra, Sitra
Advagraf with Prednisolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Prednisolone: Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred, GB Pred AC
Advagraf with Chloramphenicol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chloramphenicol: Clorocin, Vecol
Advagraf with Caspofungin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Caspofungin: Auxicasp, Canducid
Advagraf with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep
Advagraf with Hydrocortisone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrocortisone: Stacort
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