Review: could Tacrolimus cause Photosensitivity Reaction?


Photosensitivity reaction is found among people who take Tacrolimus, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Voriconazole, and have Aspergillosis . We study 14,655 people who have side effects while taking Tacrolimus from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more.

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Photosensitivity Reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with indigestion, hypotension, rashes, diarrhea, visual acuity reduced (latest reports from 5,071 Photosensitivity reaction patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

14,655 people reported to have side effects when taking Tacrolimus.
Among them, 29 people (0.2%) have Photosensitivity Reaction

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Tacrolimus cause Photosensitivity reaction?

Time on Tacrolimus when people have Photosensitivity Reaction *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Tacrolimus *:

  • female: 24.14 %
  • male: 75.86 %

Age of people who have Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Tacrolimus *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14.81 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 22.22 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 25.93 %
  • 50-59: 37.04 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Photosensitivity Reaction when taking Tacrolimus **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Photosensitivity Reaction **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Aspergillosis (7 people)
  • Immunosuppression (6 people)
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (2 people)
  • Urticaria Chronic (1 person)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Voriconazole (19 people)
  • Prednisone (8 people)
  • Sirolimus (7 people)
  • Prednisone Tab (7 people)
  • Mycophenolate Sodium (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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