tacrolimus (Prograf, Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

GENERIC NAME: tacrolimus

BRAND NAME: Prograf, Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR

DISCONTINUED BRAND: Hecoria

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES:

  • Tacrolimus is used for the prevention of rejection of transplanted kidneys, liver, or heart.
  • It can be combined with steroids, azathioprine (Imuran Azasan) or mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept).

SIDE EFFECTS:

Tacrolimus is associated with many and various side effects. These include:

Other side effects include

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/29/2016

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