Review: could Tacrolimus cause Shock lung (ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome))?
Summary: Shock lung is found among people who take Tacrolimus, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Bone marrow conditioning regimen.
We study 13,504 people who have side effects while taking Tacrolimus from FDA and social media. Among them, 124 have Shock lung. Find out below who they are, when they have Shock lung and more.
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Tacrolimus has active ingredients of tacrolimus. It is often used in kidney transplant. (latest outcomes from 13,591 Tacrolimus users)
Shock lung (a condition in which the lungs suddenly become damaged) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, acute myeloid leukaemia, multiple myeloma, pain. (latest reports from 11,560 Shock lung patients)
On Jan, 25, 2015: 13,504 people reported to have side effects when taking Tacrolimus. Among them, 124 people (0.92%) have Shock Lung.
Time on Tacrolimus when people have Shock lung * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Shock lung||71.79%||15.38%||0.00%||0.00%||10.26%||2.56%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Shock lung when taking Tacrolimus * :
|Shock lung||32.41%||67.59% |
Age of people who have Shock lung when taking Tacrolimus * :
|Shock lung||1.39%||20.83%||6.94%||6.25%||5.56%||18.75%||17.36%||22.92% |
Severity of Shock lung when taking Tacrolimus ** :
How people recovered from Shock lung ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bone marrow conditioning regimen (22 people, 17.74%)
- Prophylaxis (21 people, 16.94%)
- Liver transplant (17 people, 13.71%)
- Constipation (16 people, 12.90%)
- Immunosuppression (15 people, 12.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisolone (63 people, 50.81%)
- Methotrexate (58 people, 46.77%)
- Mycophenolate mofetil (47 people, 37.90%)
- Fludarabine phosphate (26 people, 20.97%)
- Heparin (24 people, 19.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Can i use a lidocaine patch for back pain if i am taking prograf for anti-rejection post lung transplant?
Transplant was 6 years ago.
Has suffered from PTLD on several occasions before.
Recently hospitalized for Periodic Fever Syndrome.
Received Interleukin 6 blocker last week and fevers have resolved, but back pain is still present
- Can i take melatonin if i take prograf?
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 ? (1 answer)
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, Macafem, and wild yam.
- My dad is suffering from the same post kidney transplant. whats the alternative solution for it?
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 platelets started reducing and he has been again hospitalized.
Doctors inform that tacrolimus is causing the low platelets count and hence the same has been stopped. Is there any other alternative for tacrolimus?
- Is it okay for a liver transplant patient to use the plexus products?
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.
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