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Prograf

tacrolimus
Tacrolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immune system treats the new organ as an invader and attacks it. Tacrolimus is used together with other medicines to prevent your body from rejecting a heart, liver, or kidney transplant. Tacrolimus may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
tacrolimus
DRUG TYPE
calcineurin inhibitors

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tacrolimus may increase your risk of developing a serious infection, lymphoma, or other cancers. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Call your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection such as fever, chills, flu symptoms, cough, sweating, painful skin sores, skin warmth or redness, or muscle aches.

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