Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant used to prevent organ rejection of solid organ transplants and for treatment of a variety of auto-immune diseases e.g for nephrotic syndrome. It can also be used to prevent graft-versus-host disease after haematopoietic stem cell transplant. It can be intended for long term use.
Tacrolimus works by suppressing the immune system to prevent organ rejection and graft-versus-host disease.
Compliance to follow up visits
While taking Tacrolimus, you should be seeing your specialist doctor regularly to ensure that your treatment is optimized and to address any concerns relating to your treatment. Regular laboratory tests may be conducted as directed by your doctor to monitor your condition and treatment progress.
Supply of Drugs
You are advised not to purchase more Tacrolimus than required before your next visit in case of dose changes or discontinuation of therapy. Do not switch brands without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not give Tacrolimus to anyone else. It has been prescribed for a specific condition, and may not be the correct treatment for another person, and would be dangerous if the other person is pregnant or breastfeeding.
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