Medicine Overview of Advagraf Capsule
Headache, Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Diarrhoea, Renal dysfunction, Increased glucose level in blood, Tremor.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Advagraf 5mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Advagraf 5mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
Advagraf 5mg Capsule is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response.
In Depth Information on Advagraf Capsule
Best taken on an empty stomach as food can interfere with its effects.
Take it at the same time every day to achieve a stable level of immunosuppression.
Requires regular blood tests to measure the levels of medicine in blood.
Blood samples are drawn in the morning, within 1 hour before taking Advagraf 5mg Capsule. Hence, carry a dose to the laboratory and take it right after the blood test.
- Common side effects include headache, numbness, sleeplessness, numbness/tingling of hands and feet, and kidney problems.
Advagraf 5mg Capsule may also increase the risk of infection. Avoid being close to people with cold, flu or other contagious illnesses.
Advagraf Capsule related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Advagraf 5mg 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.
Advagraf 5mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Advagraf 5mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Advagraf 5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Advagraf 5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Advagraf 5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Advagraf 5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Advagraf 5mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Advagraf Capsule
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
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
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