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Review: could Tacrolimus cause Interstitial lung disease?

Summary: Interstitial lung disease could be caused by Tacrolimus, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisolone, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 13,493 people who have side effects while taking Tacrolimus from FDA and social media. Among them, 178 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.

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Tacrolimus

Tacrolimus (latest outcomes from 13,579 users) has active ingredients of tacrolimus. It is often used in kidney transplant.

Interstitial lung disease

Interstitial lung disease (latest reports from 116,891 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, prostate cancer, breast cancer.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 13,493 people reported to have side effects when taking Tacrolimus. Among them, 178 people (1.32%) have Interstitial Lung Disease. They amount to 0.15% of all the 116,723 people who have Interstitial Lung Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in Tacrolimus reports

Time on Tacrolimus when people have Interstitial lung disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Interstitial lung disease39.33%39.33%8.99%10.11%2.25%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Tacrolimus * :

FemaleMale
Interstitial lung disease49.73%50.27%

Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Tacrolimus * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Interstitial lung disease0.58%7.60%8.77%8.77%5.26%4.09%12.87%52.05%

Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Tacrolimus ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (74 people, 41.57%)
  2. Prophylaxis (34 people, 19.10%)
  3. Bone marrow conditioning regimen (33 people, 18.54%)
  4. Interstitial lung disease (23 people, 12.92%)
  5. Oedema (16 people, 8.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisolone (90 people, 50.56%)
  2. Methotrexate (46 people, 25.84%)
  3. Thymoglobulin (37 people, 20.79%)
  4. Fludarabine phosphate (34 people, 19.10%)
  5. Humira (29 people, 16.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 14 YEARS AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. I CAN'T WALK SOME DAYS THE PAIN IS SO BAD. I HAVE SEVERE NEUROPATHY IN FEET & FEEL VERY TIRED & WEAK 3 & SOME DAYS 4 DAYS A WEEK. ALSO VERY NAUSEOUS AFTER EATING & VOMIT SOON AFTER I EAT. MY TEETH ARE SO BAD. THEY CHIP OR JUST FALL OUT & MY VISION IS VERY BAD THAT I GOT A WARNING OF LOSING MY SIGHT IF I DON'T GO BACK & TAKE CARE OF EYES. MY FAMILY THINKS I JUST DON'T WANT TO GO OUT & I SHOULD PUSH MYSELF & I DON'T NEED PAIN MEDS. I DON'T DRINK OR SMOKE BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT MY KIDNEY. PEOPLE THINK MY OLDER SISTER IS YOUNGER THEN ME. I USED TO LOOK YOUNGER THEN MY AGE. NOT THE CASE ANYMORE. SORRY FOR HAVING YOU READ SO MUCH.

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