Generic Name - Tacrolimus
Category - Immunosupressant medication
Decrease immune system response.
Generic for Prograf* is indicated to decrease the immune system response. Generic Tacrolimus is used to reduce immune responses and prevent rejection in patients who receive organ or bone marrow transplants.
Generic for Prograf* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Prograf* is contraindicated in patients, with a prior history of hypersensitivity to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drug or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Prograf* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
- Heart disease or heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- An unusual or allergic reaction to tacrolimus, castor oil, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Prograf*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
- Aluminum hydroxide
- Certain medicines for HIV-infection such as protease inhibitors
- Grapefruit juice
- Medicines for diabetes
- Medicines for fungal infections
- Medicines for seizures
- Medicines to control the heart rhythm
- St. John's wort
- Theophylline or aminophylline
- Water pills (diuretics)
- Zoledronic acid
Generic for Prograf* Dosage
The dosage of Generic for Prograf* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician's instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes some common doses of Generic for Prograf*. If your dose is different, do not follow any of the dosages described below unless your physician has approved.
The recommended oral dosage of Generic for Prograf* is 1,200 milligrams (six 200-milligram capsules), taken 3 times a day with a meal or within 2 hours afterwards.
The number of tablets or capsules prescribed per-day depends on the strength of the prescription drug Generic for Prograf*. In addition, the amount of tablets or capsules taken, the time between doses, and the duration the drug is taken is dependant on the medical problem related to the prescription and the discretion of the physician prescribing the drug. Always follow the instructions given to you by your physician.
Generic for Prograf* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Prograf* side effects include signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine, signs of decreased red blood cells - unusual weakness or tiredness, fainting spells, lightheadedness, blurred vision, increased sensitivity of the eyes to light, burning or tingling in the hands or feet, difficulty breathing, wheezing, frequent urination, increased thirst or hunger, ringing in he ears, skin rash or itching (hives), seizures (convulsions),stomach, back or general pain, swelling of the feet or legs, unusual or sudden weight gain, yellowing of skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Prograf*.
Generic for Prograf* and Pregnancy
Do not take Prograf* if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not recommended to use Generic for Prograf* during pregnancy.
Generic for Prograf* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Prograf* passes into breast milk and may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies. Do not take Generic for Prograf* if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Prograf* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Prograf* in pediatric patients have not been adequately established.
Generic for Prograf* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Prograf* in geriatric patients have not been adequately established.
The above information about Generic for Prograf* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.
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