27 patient evaluations for Tacrolimus

157 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Oct 20, 2010 (Started Dec 22, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: set an alarm on your phone to help remember to take your meds at 9:00
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: elevated blood pressure

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 1997 (Started Jun 13, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't think there's any side effects, at least not from what i've noticed.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2010 (Started May 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for kidney transplant)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (breakout on skin with what looks like acne but painful to touch)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 1.5 mg 2x/day. I believe this is the one that has caused me to have acne difficulties for the first time in my life. It is being treated, but it is constant to hold it in control. No major problems in taking this med, once at 7AM, and once at 7PM.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: breakout on skin with what looks like acne but painful to touch

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Sep 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for transplant rejection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor in hands, hair thinning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair thinning, tremor in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 25, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 22, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shakiness, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Minor tremors.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, shakiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2011 (Started Jun 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for kidney transplant)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Feb 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lung transplant)
  • Side effects
    Mild (restless feeling in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have experienced frequent episodes of peripheral neuropathy.... burning sensation in hands and feet when putting them in water even if the water is not hot.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in legs

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2011 (Started Nov 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i use my phone alarm
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 16, 2010 (Started Nov 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 27 patient evaluations for Tacrolimus