Tacrolimus (Systemic)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Tacrolimus (Systemic)?

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• This medicine is used to prevent rejection after organ transplant.

• This medicine is used to treat diseases of the immune system.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• The risk of cancer is higher after using this medicine.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take antacids, cholestyramine, or colestipol within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning...

 
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