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Fenograf 250 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Fenograf Tablet

Fenograf 250 mg Tablet is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients. It works by suppressing body’s immune response, so that body can accept the new organ.

You should take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. But, before taking it report to doctor if you have any known allergy to this medication. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check the levels of blood cells.

This medicine may increase risk for developing cancer or severe infections. Thus, inform your doctor immediately if you notice any infection or fever, unexpected bruising or bleeding, black tarry stools or blood in the urine or stools. Moreover, let your doctor know if there is any new skin sore or lump, new marks on skin or any change in the marks which were previously present.

Fenograf Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

How to use Fenograf Tablet

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. Fenograf 250 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fenograf Tablet works

Fenograf 250 mg Tablet is an immunosuppressant. It reduces the action of body's own defense system (the immune system) and prevents rejection of the transplanted organ.

Fenograf Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Fenograf 250 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fenograf 250 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Fenograf 250 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Fenograf 250 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fenograf 250 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Fenograf 250 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Fenograf 250 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Fenograf 250 mg Tablet to stop your body from rejecting a transplanted organ (e.g. kidney, heart or liver). 
  • It may take 6 to 12 weeks for Fenograf 250 mg Tablet to start working. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • It may cause birth defects so birth control is required in females with reproductive potential.
  • It makes you more susceptible to getting infections. Avoid contact with people who have an infection. Consult your doctor immediately if you develop a sore throat, high temperature, any other signs of infections.
  • Protect yourself from direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing and applying a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF).
  • Take it with food to minimize possible side effects like nausea and stomach pain.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the levels of blood cells in your blood. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, or fever.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fenograf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Biopolio B1/3
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Thioprinz
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Sevalac, Sevmed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Can Fenograf cause cancer?

Fenograf may increase your chances of certain cancers like skin cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system). When outside, avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight, wear protective clothing, and apply sunscreen. Call your doctor if you experience a new skin sore or bump, a change in the size or color of a mole, a brown or black skin lesion (sore) with uneven edges, a sore whose one part does not look like the other, skin changes, sores that do not heal, unexplained fever, tiredness that does not go away, weight loss, or pain or swelling in the neck, groin, or armpits.

Q. Why has my doctor given me Fenograf after I have had a kidney transplant?

Fenograf is an immunosuppressant. Fenograf has been prescribed to you to help your body accept the donor kidney. It does so by working on the cells of your immune system, which fight with any foreign substance and reject its presence. This helps in making the transplanted organ more acceptable to your body.

Q. How long does Fenograf take to start working?

Fenograf does not start working immediately and it may take about 8 to 12 weeks before you see any benefits. It is important to continue taking Fenograf since it does not cure your condition. To ensure that your condition does not reappear, you may have to keep taking the medicine for several years.

Q. Is Fenograf a steroid or a chemotherapy drug? Can it cause hair loss?

Fenograf is neither a steroid nor a chemotherapy medicine. It is an immunosuppressant which means that it acts on your immune system to suppress or weaken it so that your body does not reject the donated organ of another person. Hair loss is a common side effect of Fenograf.

Q. Do I need any special tests while taking Fenograf?

Since Fenograf can affect blood count and affect the kidneys and liver, your doctor will ask you to have a blood test before you start the treatment. Once the treatment starts, you will be required to take regular blood tests to check for any changes in the blood. These blood tests will help monitor your response to the medicine and the development of any side effects.

Q. My doctor has asked me to stay away from a person who has chicken pox or shingles. Why?

Fenograf is an immunosuppressant, which means that it decreases the activity of the immune system. Since your immune system is already weak, if you come in contact with a patient of chicken pox or shingles, you may develop it too. This is the reason that your doctor has advised you to be cautious. Therefore, follow your doctor’s advice and contact your doctor immediately if you get chicken pox or shingles as you may require special treatment.

Q. What precautions should a female follow while taking Fenograf?

Do not take Fenograf if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. There is a high risk of miscarriage (loss of the pregnancy) during the first 3 months of pregnancy. It may even cause birth defects (problems that are present at birth) in the baby. Therefore, you must use two acceptable forms of birth control together for 4 weeks before you start taking Fenograf, during the treatment, and for 6 weeks after you stop taking Fenograf. Your doctor will suggest the two birth control methods which suit you the best. It is important to use a second form of birth control along with birth control pills as Fenograf may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

Q. What precautions should a male follow while taking Fenograf?

It is recommended that either the man or her partner should use reliable contraception during treatment and for 90 days after the treatment. Men should not donate semen during the therapy or for 90 days following discontinuation of Fenograf.

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