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- What brand names are available for tacrolimus?
- Is tacrolimus available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for tacrolimus?
- What are the uses for tacrolimus?
- What are the side effects of tacrolimus?
- What is the dosage for tacrolimus?
- Is tacrolimus safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about tacrolimus?
What is the dosage for tacrolimus?
- Oral tacrolimus is taken twice daily.
- Starting doses range between 0.075 mg/kg/day to 0.2 mg/kg/day (immediate release capsules).
- Doses vary widely and are based on tests that measure the amount of tacrolimus in the blood.
- Taking tacrolimus with food can reduce some of the abdominal pain that can occur with this medicine; however, food can reduce the amount of tacrolimus that is absorbed. This is especially true with fatty foods.
- Capsules should be taken consistently with or without food in order to avoid major swings in blood levels.
- Grapefruit juice increases blood levels of tacrolimus and should be avoided.
- The injection is only used for patients who cannot tolerate tacrolimus capsules.
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