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Review: could Tacrolimus cause Photosensitivity reaction?





Summary: 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 13,504 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 has active ingredients of tacrolimus. It is often used in kidney transplant. (latest outcomes from Tacrolimus 13,591 users)

Photosensitivity reaction

Photosensitivity reaction has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Photosensitivity reaction 6,474 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 13,503 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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  • Can i take melatonin if i take prograf?
    (Asked by a 65 year old woman who has Middle Insomnia, and takes Melatonin)
    I take Prograf to prevent organ rejection in a liver transplant.
  • Can a patient that takes prograf and imuran can also take black cohosh suplements ?
    (Asked by a 42 year old woman who has Pre-menopause, and takes Imuran, Prograf)
    I am a kidney transplant patient, I had my transplant 4 years ago and because of my previous kidney function, now I have early menopause symptoms like, severe vaginal dryness, night sweats, low libido and so on... So i would like to know if i can take some of these herbs to help me out. Black Cohosh ...
  • My dad is suffering from the same post kidney transplant. whats the alternative solution for it?
    (Asked by a 56 year old man who has Blood Platelets Reducing Due To Tacrolimus, Complications Of Transplanted Kidney, and takes Tacrolimus)
    He has undergone kidney transplant 5 week back. His recovery was on track but all of a sudden platelets started reducing. Doctor treated him with plasmapheresis and FFP along with stopping tacrolimus. His platelets then slowly and gradually improved. However after starting the tacrolimus again, his ...
  • Is it okay for a liver transplant patient to use the plexus products?
    (Asked by a 31 year old woman who has Liver Transplant, and takes Prograf, Cellcept, Prednisone)
    Post liver transplant, on Cellcept, Prograf, Prednisone (+more some hormone meds) Really needing help losing weight and wanting to try Plexus. I have heard of other transplant patients using it but none have been liver transplants.
  • Can add be caused by transplant meds
    (Asked by a 47 year old woman who has Confusion, Tremmors, Muscle Twitching, Atypical Attention Deficit Syndrome, and takes Prograf, Myfortic, Prednisone)
    I am a kid prey transplant recipient. I recently noticed attention issues. I have tremors and muscle twitches ans extreme anxiety. .

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