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    Information about Tacrolimus

    Tacrolimus uses

    How tacrolimus works

    Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant. In organ transplant patients, it works by suppressing your body’s immune response helping your body to accept the new organ as if it were your own. In allergic eye disease, it works by decreasing the production of chemicals (eg. histamine) that cause allergic eye symptoms such as inflammation (redness and swelling).

    Common side effects of tacrolimus

    Increased glucose level in blood, Kidney damage, Liver damage, Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Stomach pain, Increased thirst
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    11 Nov 2019 | 06:50 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Tacrolimus

    • Tacrolimus 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 Tacrolimus without talking to your doctor first.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)