Information about Tacrolimus
Tacrolimus is used for prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients.
How tacrolimus works
Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response.
Common side effects of tacrolimus
Headache, Nausea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Diarrhoea, Renal dysfunction, Increased glucose level in blood, Tremor
Available Medicine for Tacrolimus
- ₹183 to ₹1878Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹112 to ₹1700Zydus Cadila4 variant(s)
- ₹139 to ₹1724Biocon3 variant(s)
- ₹200 to ₹370La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹127 to ₹1895Panacea Biotec Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹269Wockhardt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹244 to ₹545Micro Labs Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹16000 to ₹24500Cipla Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹215 to ₹661RPG Life Sciences Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹224 to ₹398Novartis India Ltd2 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
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