27 patient evaluations for Tacrolimus

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Oct 14, 2010 (Started May 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had to stop all other anti rejection drugs because of CMV and BKV were just out of control and also cut down on Tacrolimus to minimum level. CMV is no longer present but BKV is still showing as <1000 so levels of drug has stayed consistent.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 19, 2010 (Started May 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes tremors, high creatinine high blood sugar nauseau

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started May 29, 2008)

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

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Jun 24, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This might be what is upsetting my stomach so much. Either this one or Cellcept
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain

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May 27, 2010 (Started Mar 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for transplant rejection prevention)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor in hands, feet tingling, burning sensation in feet, hands tingling, burning sensation in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When taking this medication, be expecting hand tremors, headaches, and possibly slight diarrhea. Oh, another side effect you may have, is a burning sensation in your hands and feet.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, feet tingling, hands tingling, burning sensation in hands, burning sensation in feet

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