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Vingraf 2 mg Capsule


Overview

Vingraf Capsule side effects

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

How to use Vingraf 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. Vingraf 2 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Vingraf 2 mg Capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.

How Vingraf Capsule works

Vingraf 2 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.

Vingraf Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vingraf 2 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Vingraf 2 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
Vingraf 2 mg Capsule may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
CAUTION
Vingraf 2 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vingraf 2 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Vingraf 2 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vingraf 2 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Vingraf Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Vingraf 2 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

  • Vingraf 2 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 Vingraf 2 mg Capsule without talking to your doctor first.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vingraf with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Suffering from nephritis, prescribed rituximab inj IV for 4 weeks. What are chances of being cured? What is the risks of rituximab? Following is the brief synopsis of his disease so far. 1. Albumin detected at age 4 (1981) and treated with prednisolone 2. Biopsy done at CMC, Vellore (1983) showed minimal change disease and treated with prednisolone 3. From 1983 to 1990 on and off steroids (prednisolone)leading to severe obesity and stunted growth and frequent relapses 4. 1990 Treated at Apollo Hospital, Chennai with Endoxon for 8 weeks, developed cellulitis of right thigh, remission achieved. 5. 1993 Treated with Chlorambucil 6. FROM 1995 to 2005 no medicines taken and albumin free, even though had Jaundice in 2001 still there was no relapse 7. Oct 2005 relapse, edema and treated with omnacortil 120 mg alternate day and albumin free without medicine for 6 months 8. In Sep 2006 developed urticarial vasculitis and treated with Dapsone for 7 days 9. In Dec 2006 again relapse after severe cough and cold; treated with omnacortil 10. In November 2007 briefly on CELLCEPT 500mg on advice of Anup Kumar Barman (Guwahati) but stopped by UCD Nautiyal of Jaipur Golden (New Delhi) 11. In Sep 2008 BIOPSY shows minimal lesion nephropathy 12. In Nov 2009 took Myfortic 360mg 1 tab twice daily 13. From April 2010 started Tacrolimus/ Pangraf at 6mg BD, deflazacort 36mg OD and completely stopped deflazacort after 3months and tacrolimus reduced to 0.5mg BD after 6months but relapsed after 8 months 14. From 2011 pangraf dose started again 3mg BD with deflazacort, remission achieved but again relapse after pangraf reduced to 1mg BD 15. Repeated relapses continuing from 2011 till 2014. In 2014 Pangraf started at 2mg twice daily and deflazacort at 36 mg daily, deflazacort stopped but relapse again when pangraf reduced to 1mg in morning and 2mg in evening. 16. From 2014-16 Tacrolimus 2mg+2mg morning and evening, deflazacort 36mg when relapsed and tapering, Presently frequent relapses in the period Medicine Vingraf 2mg twice daily, deflacort 12mg OD. Recently remission on 15mg defcort after relapses but again relapses at 9mg defcort. For cough taking alerfix M from yesterday. No other significant medication in this period.
Dr. Debashis Mukherjee
General Physician
You have to be in touch with your nephrologist
I have endometriotic cyst in both ovaries. as well as bulky uterus. I am planing for baby but not yet conceive. Now i taking dinofirst 2mg capsule for cystic problem. My question is this pills is ok for me? And can i pregnant naturally?
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Yes it is okBut u can get pregnant only after stopping it
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