Prograf

Active Ingredient(s): Tacrolimus
FDA Approved: * April 8, 1994
Pharm Company: * ASTELLAS
Category: Skin Care

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Prograf Overview

Tacrolimus, also known as fujimycin or FK506, is an immunosuppressive drug used mainly after allogeneic organ transplant to lower the risk of organ rejection. It achieves this by inhibiting the production of interleukin-2, a molecule that promotes the development and proliferation of T cells, which are vital to the body's learned (or adaptive) immune response. Tacrolimus is also used in the treatment of other T cell-mediated diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. (for which it is applied to t...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacrolimus

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f617 1mg

small white capsule with gold letters and numbers ## I found this white pill with red lettering on it that says 1mg on the upper part of the pill and on the lower part of the pill is an f inside a square box and the numbers 617 beside that what kind of pill is this? ## Astella Pharma lists this capsule as being a 1mg Prograf capsule, which contains the active ingredient Tacrolimus. It is an immunosuppressant. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, stomach pain, increased risk of infection, and digestive issues. Is there anything else I can help with?

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About Side Effect Of Taking Sensa When Prograf

I had a kidney transplant aug 2011, I gain a lot of weight and thinking of taking sensa to help me loose weigh. Currently I'm taking Myfortic, prograf. Is it safe to use Sensa?. ## Sensa is an over the counter natural product that's claimed to help with weight loss, the listed active ingredients are Maltodextrin and Tricalcium Phosphate. As a natural supplement it has not been tested for possible interactions with actual medications, or medical problems. Learn more Myfortic details here. Learn more Prograf details here. so, in regards to using it, I can really only advise that you talk to your doctor first, for your own safety. They should be able to advise you of the safest and most effective ways for you to lose weight. I'm reluctant to say it should be safe, since it seem...

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kidney function

I would like to know if there is others who have taken prograff for an extended time ( 10 + years ) resulting in kidney damage. ## Prograf contains the active ingredient Tacrolimus, it is an immunosuppressant and the possibility of kidney damage is listed as one of the possible serious side effects of taking it. Learn more: Has yours been directly tied to use of the medication?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Tacrolimus
  • Capsule: 0.5mg, 1mg, 5mg
  • Capsule, Extended Release: 0.5mg, 1mg, 5mg
  • For Suspension: 0.2mg/packet, 1mg/packet
  • Injection: 5mg/ml
  • Ointment: 0.03%, 0.1%, 0.10%
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 0.75mg, 1mg, 4mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Prograf: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0469-0607 Prograf 0.5 mg Oral Capsule by Astellas Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 0469-0617 Prograf 1 mg Oral Capsule by Astellas Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 0469-0657 Prograf 5 mg Oral Capsule by Astellas Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 0469-1230 Prograf .2 mg Oral Granule, for Suspension by Astellas Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 0469-1330 Prograf 1 mg Oral Granule, for Suspension by Astellas Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 0469-3016 Prograf 5 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Astellas Pharma Us, Inc.
  • 21695-170 Prograf 1 mg Oral Capsule by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 43353-178 Prograf 1 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Aphena Pharma Solutions - Tennessee, LLC
  • 55154-8705 Prograf 1 mg Oral Capsule by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Tacrolimus or a similar ingredient: (4 results)

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