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Tacrolimus Information

Tacrolimus is a prescription medicine. Liver transplant, Kidney transplant, Heart Transplant are some of its major therapeutic uses. Other than this, Tacrolimus has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Tacrolimus depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Tacrolimus as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Tacrolimus normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Tacrolimus is Moderate for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Tacrolimus has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Tacrolimus related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Infections, Diabetes Type 2 must refrain from the use of Tacrolimus since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Tacrolimus contraindications section.

Besides this, Tacrolimus may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Tacrolimus is safe while driving, and is addiction.

  1. Tacrolimus Benefits & Uses
  2. Tacrolimus Dosage & How to Take
  3. Tacrolimus Side Effects
  4. Tacrolimus Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Tacrolimus with Other Drugs
  6. Tacrolimus Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Tacrolimus
  8. Tacrolimus Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Tacrolimus Benefits & Uses

Tacrolimus is used to treat the following -

  1. Atopic Dermatitis
  2. Liver transplant Primary
  3. Kidney transplant Primary
  4. Heart Transplant Primary

Tacrolimus Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Tacrolimus


Tacrolimus Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Tacrolimus is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Insomnia Mild
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Renal Impairment
  6. Tremor
  7. Hailfall
  8. Fatigue Mild
  9. Depression Moderate
  10. Diabetes Moderate
  11. Itching or burning
  12. Skin redness
  13. Skin irritation
  14. Skin Infection
  15. Hallucinations

Tacrolimus Related Warnings

Is the use of Tacrolimus safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Tacrolimus. It is best to stop taking Tacrolimus immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.


Is the use of Tacrolimus safe during breastfeeding?

Tacrolimus may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Tacrolimus, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Tacrolimus.


What is the effect of Tacrolimus on the Kidneys?

Tacrolimus may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Tacrolimus on the Liver?

Tacrolimus can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.


What is the effect of Tacrolimus on the Heart?

Effects of Tacrolimus on heart can be severe. It is not safe to use without doctor's advice.


Severe Interaction of Tacrolimus with Other Drugs

Tacrolimus should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Tacrolimus Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tacrolimus unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Infections
  2. High Blood Pressure
  3. Hyperkalemia
  4. Diabetes Type 2
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Hyperthermia

Frequently asked Questions about Tacrolimus

Is this Tacrolimus habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Tacrolimus has not been reported.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Tacrolimus does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Tacrolimus only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Tacrolimus is not used to treat mental disorders.


Tacrolimus Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Tacrolimus

There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Tacrolimus with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Tacrolimus

Consumption of alcohol and Tacrolimus together may have severe effects on your health.


Tacrolimus FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Can I take Tacrolimus without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

No, Tacrolimus is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to the patient to take for this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before using this medication by himself or herself.

Question almost 2 years ago

How long can I safely use Tacrolimus?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Take Tacrolimus as advised by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.

Question about 1 year ago

Can I take Tacrolimus with Clarithromycin?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

No, you cannot take the Tacrolimus with clarithromycin, as it may change the effect of the Tacrolimus and cause some serious side effects, always consult your doctor before taking this drug combination.

Question about 2 years ago

How does Tacrolimus work?

Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

Tacrolimus work by reducing the activity of the immune system so it cannot attack the transplanted organ. Hence in this way, it prevents the rejection of organ transplants.

Question almost 2 years ago

How to take Tacrolimus?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Tacrolimus injection is given by your doctor or nurse. Do not take it by own. Tacrolimus tablets or capsules are taken with or without food or as advised/prescribed by your doctor. The topical dosage form of Tacrolimus is applied 2 times a day and should be applied at the same time everyday, Do not apply more or less than the prescribed by the doctor.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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