Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule

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Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule

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10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Emgraf Capsule

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Uses of Emgraf Capsule

Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule is used for organ transplantation.
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Side effects of Emgraf Capsule

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Headache, Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Diarrhoea, Renal dysfunction, Increased glucose level in blood, Tremor.

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How to use Emgraf Capsule

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule at a fixed time.
Avoid Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Emgraf Capsule works

Emgraf 0.5mg capsule is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system.

In Depth Information on Emgraf Capsule

Expert advice for Emgraf Capsule

  • Emgraf, like all immunosuppressants, increases the risk of infection and certain cancers. Avoid being close to people with cold, flu or other contagious illness.
  • Do not take a "live vaccine" while you are on Emgraf. The live vaccine may not work well and may not fully protect you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Your doctor may ask to get Emgraf blood concentration level, to avoid side effect due to high concentrations.
  • Your doctor may ask to get kidney function test done regularly to avoid kidney damage.
  • Emgraf provide better survival and lower acute rejection rate.
  • Emgraf offers many advantages over cyclosporin. Less frequent acute and chronic rejection, better absorption leading to earlier discharge from the hospital, fewer side effects and earlier weaning of most patients off corticosteroids doesn't cause hirsutism or gum overgrowth.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emgraf 0.5mg 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.
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Lactation
Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affe
ct your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Genticyn 80mg Injection, Olsertain 40mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Zathrin Redimix Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Tacrolimus, 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 for Emgraf 0.5mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for 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
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