PANGRAF 5 MG (TACROLIMUS)
WHAT IS USES FOR PANGRAF 5 MG(TACROLIMUS)?
HOW PANGRAF 5 MG(TACROLIMUS) WORKS
WHAT IS TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
Tacrolimus is used along with other medications to stop your body from rejecting a transplanted heart, liver, or kidney. This medication may also be given for conditions other than that mentioned here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG).
Tacrolimus can be detrimental to your kidney health, and the danger increases much fold if you also take some other drugs that are damaging to kidneys. So tell your doctor beforehand if you take any other medications including OTCs or related products.
Contact or see your doctor right away if you experience symptoms of serious brain infections like a change in mental state, altered speech or walking, or affected vision. These symptoms may occur light initially but deteriorate rapidly.
BEFORE TAKING ABOUT TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG).
Tacrolimus lowers blood cells that primary bodyguard against infections. It can also cause your body to generate a large quantity of certain white blood cells. All of these can result in serious and sometimes fatal outcomes like cancer, a serious brain infection that can cause disability or death, or your body catching a virus that can lead to failure of a transplanted kidney. Tacrolimus usage over a long time may also increase the likelihood of developing skin cancer. Ask your doctor about all the risks associated with this medication.
Tacrolimus is categorized as an FDA pregnancy category C drug. The effects of this drug on the unborn baby are not known. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Tacrolimus can pass into breast milk and harm your baby. It is not recommended if you are nursing a baby.
Take Tacrolimus strictly after medical advice if you have kidney or liver disease; heart disease; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; if you also take sirolimus; or if you take other immunosuppressive drugs such as anticancer or steroids.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
You may receive a tacrolimus injection initially after your transplant. Tacrolimus injection is given until you are prepared to take the oral pill form of it. Tacrolimus capsule is usually taken every 12 hours or basically twice each day. Instill a habit of taking the medicine at the same point of time each day.
Always store Tacrolimus medication in a cool and dry place. Ensure that children or pets don’t have access to it or any other medications.
WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
WHAT IF I OVERDOSE FOR TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
THINGS AND ACTIVITIES TO AVOID WHILE TAKING TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG).
Don’t get a live vaccine while taking tacrolimus. The vaccine will not be effective and at the same time lead to serious infections.
WHAT IS SIDE EFFECTS FOR TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
WHAT IS DOSING INFORMATION FOR TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
WHAT IS INTERACTION WITH OTHER DRUGS FOR TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
Some of the drugs which can interact with tacrolimus are St John’s Wort; antacids like Maalox, Rolaids, Rulox, or others; antibiotics like levofloxacin, rifampin, or erythromycin; antidepressants like desipramine or nefazodone; antifungals like caspofungin, posaconazole, voriconazole, or others; barbiturate like Phenobarbital; contraceptive pills or hormone replacement drugs; heart or blood pressure drugs like amiodarone, amlodipine, diltiazem; nifedipine, quinidine, or others; HIV/AIDS drugs like atazanavir, ritonavir or others; hepatitis C medications like telaprevir or boceprevir; seizure medications, steroid medications, or stomach acid reducers like lansoprazole, cimetidine or others. This list is a partial list of drugs that can interact with tacrolimus and there may be other drugs that can interact with it. Share your medical history and list of all present medications which you may be taking.
WHAT IS EXPERT ADVICE FOR TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG)?
- Take tacrolimus on an empty stomach or 2-3 hours after a meal.
- Do not take tacrolimus if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine; or to sirolimus or other macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin).
- Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with the following history of disease conditions: liver problems, abnormal electrical signaling of the heart (QT interval prolongation), or diarrhea lasting for more than a day; abdominal pain, with or without vomiting, nausea, chills, and fever.
- Avoid using tacrolimus if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.
- Limit exposure to the sun while taking the drug. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen when stepping out in the sun, to prevent skin cancer.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking tacrolimus as it may cause dizziness.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR TACROLIMUS (PANGRAF 5 MG).
Tacrolimus may cause diabetes, hair loss, tiredness, or depression. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
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