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Review: could Tacrolimus cause Photosensitivity reaction?

We study 13,502 people who have side effects while taking Tacrolimus from FDA and social media. Among them, 30 have Photosensitivity reaction. Find out below who they are, when they have Photosensitivity reaction and more.

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Tacrolimus

Tacrolimus (latest outcomes from 13,590 users) has active ingredients of tacrolimus. It is often used in kidney transplant.

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction (latest reports from 27,915 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 13,502 people reported to have side effects when taking Tacrolimus. Among them, 30 people (0.22%) have Photosensitivity Reaction.

Trend of Photosensitivity reaction in Tacrolimus reports

Time on Tacrolimus when people have Photosensitivity reaction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Photosensitivity reaction26.67%73.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%14.81%0.00%22.22%0.00%25.93%37.04%0.00%

Severity of Photosensitivity reaction when taking Tacrolimus ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Photosensitivity reaction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Photosensitivity reaction0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Aspergillosis (7 people, 23.33%)
  2. Immunosuppression (6 people, 20.00%)
  3. Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (2 people, 6.67%)
  4. Graft versus host disease (1 people, 3.33%)
  5. Rash (1 people, 3.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Voriconazole (19 people, 63.33%)
  2. Prednisone (9 people, 30.00%)
  3. Vfend (7 people, 23.33%)
  4. Sirolimus (7 people, 23.33%)
  5. Mycophenolate sodium (7 people, 23.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Dry, red, bumpy rash. Mostly on face, neck and upper body.

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    SpaceMan on Sep, 1, 2014:

    Male 43 White, also with scaly bumpy red rash started in shins, completely surrounded lower legs in two years time, started after I turned 40 and using Oxycodone 120 mg per day for four years. Now into 7th year, interfering with ambulation, massive foot and ankle swelling, developed idiopathic pulmonary hypertension over last 12 months with tricuspid valve failure.

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  • From this study (20 hours ago):

  • Just wondering if after so many years my heart is effected by this medication.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • The autoimmune hepatitis is de novo. Approx. 2 yrs after transplant for Chronic Hep B), ALT and AST went from 40 or 50 to 400 and 500 in 1 mo. Drs. tested (Ultrasound/liver biopsy/arteriogram) thinking it was hepatic veno-occlusion or vasculitis. I was told there was significant biliary damage. 2 yrs after tx, my liver is almost entirely cirrhotic. Experienced massive body swelling with seepage thru ankles and broken blood vessels around upper ankles. Diagnosed w/ GVHD and Autoimmune Hepatitis. Drs. had decided to re-transplant but called it off. Nausea is severe and debilitating. Abdomen very distended.

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