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Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Prograf Capsule

Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients.

Prograf Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Liver damage
  • Diarrhea
  • Kidney damage
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased glucose level in blood

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

How Prograf Capsule works

Prograf 0.5 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.

Prograf Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Prograf 0.5 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
CAUTION
Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Prograf Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Prograf 0.5 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Prograf 0.5 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.
  • 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 Prograf 0.5 mg Capsule without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Prograf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clorocin, Vecol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Auxicasp, Canducid
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Prograf

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1) Am I really suffering from diabetes. I am daily doing Ramdev baba Yoga for 1 - 1/30 Hrs 2) I am normal , May I stop Tab Glycomet 500 ? 3) ECG is abnormal but 2D eco is normal. What is a problem? 4) Why Doctor is asking me to take daily Cap. BecoZinc forever. May I stop or continue? 5) I am suffering from Neck spondilites . 6) I feel giddiness, so doctor starts this medicine and asked to take forever for long time May I continue or what ?Plz give me second opinion.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Your HbA1c levels will ascertain your diabetes control. You must continue glycometSR. It's dose may even beFor giddiness you may take stemetil MD tab sos and pantop DSR before breakfast
I m cocieved running 9 month n my date of issue is on first week of june.but i m having swelling on foot
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Get your BP, serum proteins and kidney function test done. If all are fine then there is nothing to worry about.
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Astellas Pharma India Pvt Ltd, 301, 3rd Floor, C and B Square, 127 Andheri Kurla Road, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai 400 069.
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