Tacrolimus
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Tacrolimus?

(ta KROE li mus)

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

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

• This medicine is used to treat skin irritation. It may take 2 weeks to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

All forms:

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

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

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

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

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

Oral and injection:

• 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.

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

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other...

 
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