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    Tacrolimus

    Information about Tacrolimus

    Tacrolimus uses

    Tacrolimus is used for organ transplant rejection.

    How tacrolimus works

    Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing the activity of body's immune system.

    Common side effects of tacrolimus

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

    Available Medicine for Tacrolimus

    • ₹127 to ₹1895
      Panacea Biotec Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹183 to ₹1878
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹139 to ₹1724
      Biocon
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    • ₹112 to ₹1700
      Zydus Cadila
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹200 to ₹370
      La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹269
      Wockhardt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹244 to ₹545
      Micro Labs Ltd
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    • ₹16000 to ₹24500
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹215 to ₹661
      RPG Life Sciences Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹224 to ₹398
      Novartis India Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Tacrolimus

    • Best taken on an empty stomach as food can interfere with its effects.
    • Take it at the same time every day to achieve a stable level of immunosuppression.
    • Requires regular blood tests to measure the levels of medicine in blood.
    • Blood samples are drawn in the morning, within 1 hour before taking Tacrolimus. Hence, carry a dose to the laboratory and take it right after the blood test.
    • Common side effects include headache, numbness, sleeplessness, numbness/tingling of hands and feet, and kidney problems.
    • Tacrolimus may also increase the risk of infection. Avoid being close to people with cold, flu or other contagious illnesses.

    Frequently asked questions for Tacrolimus

    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

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)