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PROGRAF 0.5MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR PROGRAF 0.5mg capsule

Tacrolimus(0.5mg)

food interaction for PROGRAF capsule

alcohol interaction for PROGRAF capsule

pregnancy interaction for PROGRAF capsule

lactation interaction for PROGRAF capsule

medicine interaction for PROGRAF capsule

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Prograf 0.5mg capsule at a fixed time.
Avoid Prograf 0.5mg capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Prograf 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Prograf 0.5mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
  • SERIOUS INTERACTION
    DERINIDE 0.5MG RESPULES, GENTICYN 80MG INJECTION, OLSERTAIN 40MG TABLET & 7 more
  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PROGRAF 0.5mg capsule

    Tacrolimus(0.5mg)

    Prograf capsule uses

    Prograf 0.5mg capsule is used for organ transplantation

    How prograf capsule works

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

    Common side effects of prograf capsule

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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR PROGRAF 0.5MG CAPSULE

    Patients taking PROGRAF 0.5MG CAPSULE

    • 62%
      Once A Day
    • 38%
      Twice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR PROGRAF capsule

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      Rs. 17.60/capsule
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    Expert advice FOR PROGRAF capsule

    • Tacrolimus, 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 Tacrolimus. 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 Tacrolimus 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.
    • Tacrolimus provide better survival and lower acute rejection rate.
    • Tacrolimus 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR PROGRAF 0.5mg capsule

    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.
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    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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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)