What is PROGRAF?
Prograf lowers your body’s immune system after a transplant. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or “reject” a transplanted organ such as a liver or kidney. This is because the immune system treats the new organ as an invader.
Prograf is used together with other medicines to prevent your body from rejecting a heart, liver, or kidney transplant.
Good to Know:
Prograf may increase your risk of developing serious infection, lymphoma, or other cancers. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
You will need regular medical tests to be sure Prograf is not causing harmful effects. Do not miss any follow up visits to your doctor for blood or urine tests. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.
Call your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection, such as fever, chills, body aches, skin warmth or redness, or flu symptoms.
Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a serious brain infection, such as a change in your mental state, problems with speech or walking, or decreased vision. These symptoms may start gradually and get worse quickly.
Prograf can harm your kidneys, and this effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines harmful to the kidneys. Before using Prograf, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use. Many other drugs (including some over-the-counter medicines) can be harmful to the kidneys.