What is a Tacrol 1mg Capsule?
Tacrol 1mg Capsule contains a drug called Tacrolimus. It is an immunosuppressant medicine. It is prescribed for preventing organ rejection during transplantation. It decreases the activity of the immune system to prevent an organ from rejection. It helps the body to accept an organ transplant. It lowers the body’s harmful response to diseases of the immune system.
What Tacrolimus drug is used for?
Tacrolimus is sold under the brand name Prograf. It is manufactured in India by Mediart Lifesciences Private Limited. Tacrolimus is used along with other medications to prevent rejection ( attack of a transplanted organ by the immune system of a person receiving the organ) in people who have a kidney transplant. It is used along with other medicines to prevent rejection in people who have received a liver or heart transplant. It is in a class of medications called immunosuppressants. It works to decrease the activity of the immune system to prevent it from attacking the transplanted organ.
What is transplanted rejection?
Rejection is your body’s way of not accepting a kidney transplant. Rejection is most common in the first six months after surgery but it can occur at any time. Transplant rejection occurs when transplanted tissue is rejected by the recipient’s immune system., which destroys the transplanted tissue.
The transplanted team can usually recognize and treat a rejection before it causes any major or irreversible damage. It is important for you to continuously take your medications as prescribed by your doctor and have regular blood tests to know your health conditions.
What is a Kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure that’s done to treat kidney failure. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. Their main function is to filter and remove waste, minerals, and fluid from the blood by producing urine.
People whose kidneys have failed may undergo a treatment called dialysis. This treatment filters waste that builds up in the bloodstream when the kidneys stop working.
Some people whose kidneys have failed may undergo a kidney transplant. In this procedure, one or both kidneys are replaced with donor kidneys from a live or deceased person.
- What are the requirements of a kidney transplant?
Each hospital has its criteria but in general, candidates should have:
End-stage renal failure an be on dialysis
Late-stage chronic kidney disease
A life expectancy of at least five years
A full understanding of postoperative instructions and care.
What is a Liver transplant?
A liver transplant is a surgery to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. A whole liver may be transplanted, or just part of one. In most cases, a healthy liver will come from an organ donor who has just died. Sometimes a healthy living person will donate part of their liver whose blood is a good match. People who donate part of their liver can have a healthy life with the liver that is left.
Your liver is the largest internal organ and performs several critical functions including processing nutrients, producing bile, making proteins, removing bacteria, preventing infection, and regulating immune responses.
- What are the requirements of a liver transplant?
The minimum requirements for liver transplant are:
Signs of liver failure
Surgery and recovery
Risk of alcohol or drug abuse
What is a heart transplant?
A heart transplant is a surgery to remove the diseased heart from a person and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor. To remove the heart from the donor, two or more healthcare providers declare the donor brain dead.
- What are the requirements of a heart transplant?
Some causes of heart transplant include:
High blood pressure
Heart valve disease
Alcoholism or drugs abuse
Chronic lung disease
Low red blood cell count
Heart muscle is enlarged
The amount of Tacrol 1mg Capsule you take and how often you take it depends on the type of transplant you have, your body weight, and what other medicines you are taking. You should take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take this medicine regularly to get the maximum benefit and keep taking it. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, and difficulty sleeping. It lowers your immune system so you are more prone to infections. if these side effects become serious. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment. It makes you feel better.
The benefit of Tacrol 1mg Capsule
- In the treatment of prevention of transplantation rejection
This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants and is used to prevent organ rejection in transplant recipients. When the immune system sees a new organ as an invader and attacks it. It is called organ rejection. This medication minimizes the likelihood of your body attacking the donated organ by weakening your immune system. It is used in combination with other medications to increase your chances of a successful transplant.
Side effects of Tacrol 1mg Capsule
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Nausea or vomiting
Swelling of feet or lower legs
Loss of appetite
How is the Tacrol 1mg Capsule taken?
The amount of Tacrol 1mg Capsule you take and how often you take it depends on the type of transplant you have, your body weight, and what other medicines you are taking. You should take it on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Take this medicine regularly to get the maximum benefit and keep taking it. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does the Tacrol 1mg capsule work?
This Capsule is an immunosuppressive drug. Your immune system is suppressed following an organ transplant with this medication such as liver, kidney, or heart. This allows your body to accept the new organ as if it were an integral part of you.