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Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet

MRP
1723.75
₹172.38/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Tacrograf Tablet

Uses of Tacrograf Tablet

Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients.

Tacrograf Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Tacrograf are Nausea, Stomach pain, Liver damage, Diarrhoea, Kidney damage, Increased thirst, Increased glucose level in blood.

How to use Tacrograf 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. Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Tacrograf Tablet works

Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet 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.
In Depth Information on Tacrograf Tablet

Expert advice for Tacrograf Tablet

  • Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet 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.
  • 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 Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet without talking to your doctor first.
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Tacrograf Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Tacrograf Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet 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
Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Tacrograf Tablet?

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If you miss a dose of Tacrograf 5 mg Tablet, 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 about Tacrograf Tablet

Frequently asked questions about 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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Tacrograf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Tacrograf with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell
Tacrograf with Phenobarbitone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun
Tacrograf with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep
Tacrograf with Gentamicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gentamicin: Begenta, Indogenta, Spagen, GB Gen, Garacin
Tacrograf with Chloramphenicol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chloramphenicol: Clorocin, Vecol
Tacrograf with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Belitra, Sitra
Tacrograf with Ramipril
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ramipril: Topram, Rigapril
Tacrograf with Caspofungin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Caspofungin: Auxicasp, Canducid
Tacrograf with Prednisolone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Prednisolone: Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred, GB Pred AC
Tacrograf with Hydrocortisone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Hydrocortisone: Stacort
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