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Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Concord Laboratories Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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Product Details

About Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's

Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's belongs to a class of drugs called immunosuppressants used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ such as a liver, kidney, or heart. Organ rejection occurs when a patient’s immune system recognizes the donor organ as foreign and tries to eliminate it.

Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's contains Tacrolimus, that works by suppressing the activity of T and B lymphocytes (cells in the immune system) that normally attacks foreign invaders and defend the body against foreign cells and infection. Thereby prevents organ rejection in transplanted patients and helps the body in accepting the new organ.

Take Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's as prescribed. You are advised to use Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's for as long as your doctor has recommended it for you based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, diarrhoea, headache, kidney problems, infection, fever, constipation or high blood pressure. Most of these side effects of Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Tacrolimus or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's. Avoid alcohol consumption with Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's. Drive only if you are alert, as Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may cause some people vision problems or nervous disturbances. If you are about to get vaccinated, inform your doctor before taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's. Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may increase the risk of infections or skin cancer as it lowers the body’s immune defence system.

Uses of Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's

Prevent transplanted organ rejection

Medicinal Benefits

Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's contains Tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant.  Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's suppresses the activity of T and B lymphocytes (cells in the immune system) that normally attacks foreign invaders and defend the body against foreign cells and infection. As a result, it helps the body accept the new organ and prevents organ rejection in patients who have had organ transplants.

Directions for Use

Take Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's as advised by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Kidney problems
  • Infection
  • Constipation
  • Fever
  • High blood pressure

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Tacrolimus or other medicines. If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's. Avoid alcohol consumption with Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's. Drive only if you are alert, as Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may cause vision problems or nervous disturbances in some people. If you are about to get vaccinated, inform your doctor before taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's. Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may increase the risk of infections or skin cancer as it lowers the body’s immune defence system. While taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's, you are advised to wear protective clothing and sunscreen while going out.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Inform your doctor if you are taking immunosuppressant (cyclosporine, sirolimus), anti-HIV drugs (nelfinavir), anticonvulsants (phenytoin), antifungals (itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole), antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin), diuretics (triamterene, amiloride) and other medicines. 

Drug-Food Interaction: Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may interact with St. John’s Wort (a herbal supplement to treat depression). Avoid taking grapefruit and grapefruit juice with Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's as it may cause serious side effects. Also, avoid consumption of alcohol with Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have liver, kidney or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • SIROLIMUS
  • NELFINAVIR
  • PHENYTOIN
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • VORICONAZOLE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • TRIAMTERENE
  • AMILORIDE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid alcohol consumption with Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's as it may increase the risk of adverse effects. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol with Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Using Tacrolimus during pregnancy may cause kidney dysfunction or neonatal hyperkalemia (high potassium levels in the blood). Therefore, please consult a doctor if you are pregnant before taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's and if you are a woman of childbearing age, use effective contraceptive methods while using Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      consult your doctor

      Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may be excreted in breast milk. Therefore, please inform your doctor if you are a breastfeeding mother before taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's. You should avoid taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's during breastfeeding or avoid breastfeeding while on treatment with Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may cause vision problems or nervous disturbances in a few people. Therefore, avoid driving if you experience any of these symptoms after taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      consult your doctor

      Please consult a doctor if you have liver diseases/conditions before taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      consult your doctor

      Please consult a doctor if you have Kidney diseases/conditions before taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may be safe for children who receive a liver transplant if a doctor advises. However, the safety and effectiveness were not established in children who received a heart and kidney transplant.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    Kidney transplant:

    • Include fruits and vegetables in your daily routine.
    • Follow a vitamin-C-rich diet.
    • Reduce salt intake.
    • Eat a handful of walnuts and almonds every day.
    • Reduce intake of unhealthy cholesterol and fats.
    • Consume dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa.

    Liver and Heart transplant:

    • Eat whole-grain bread, cereals and other grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish and poultry.
    • Maintain a low-fat and low-salt diet.
    • Drink low-fat milk or eat other low-fat dairy products to maintain adequate calcium.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking sufficient water and other fluids.
    • Avoid alcohol consumption.
    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice. 

    Special Advise

    Regular blood tests and certain other tests are recommended while taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's to check blood sugar levels, kidney functioning and potassium levels in the blood.

    Other Information (TAC0172)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Organ rejection: It occurs when a patient’s immune system recognizes the donor organ as foreign and tries to eliminate it. Organ rejection may be hyperacute (occurs in minutes to hours), acute (occurs within the first few months), or chronic (occurs after a year or anytime beyond). The symptoms of organ rejection may vary based on the type of organ transplant you have had. However, if you experience pain, fever, or other signs of illness, contact your doctor immediately.

    FAQs

    Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's contains Tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant that works by the activity of T and B lymphocytes (cells in the immune system) that normally attacks foreign invaders and defend the body against foreign cells and infection. As a result, it helps the body accept the new organ and prevents organ rejection in patients who have had organ transplants.

    Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may increase the risk of infections as it may weaken the immune system. Therefore, consult a doctor immediately if you have any signs of infection, such as sore throat or fever.

    Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's may increase the risk of skin cancer. Therefore, avoid or limit exposure to the sun for a long time or artificial light such as tanning beds. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen before going out in the sun.

    If you are about to receive any vaccinations, especially live vaccines such as measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), oral polio, varicella, yellow fever, intranasal influenza, BCG and TY21a typhoid vaccines, inform your doctor that you are taking Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's because it may reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine and increase your risk of contracting the infection that the vaccine is meant to protect against.

    Using Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's with Sirolimus is not recommended in patients who have had heart or liver transplants. It is unknown if kidney transplant recipients can use it safely. Hence, please seek medical advice before combining Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's with other medications.

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    Tacrocord 0.25 Capsule 10's

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    1

    10 Capsule in 1 Strip