... anybody else experienced this and if so what did your Doctor recomend you do to eliminate the itching?
Hello jwl and welcome to DC. I am reluctant to advise any other medication or remedy for your symptoms as "itching" is one of the side effects of prograf. You should be contacting your doctor immediately to report this side effect. Please do not wait on this one and try to deal with it yourself. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY!
I'm itching something terrible about to stop taking this progaf it's driving me nuts I don't know what to do
I'm also on Prograf, I take 1.5 in the mornings and 1.0 at night. I do have Extreme itching symptoms on 100% of my body. It's so bad that I have to sleep with the softest bed clothes. What I wear is the same way, the fibers in my clothing react to my skin all over.
I've tried 3 different OTC allergy medicines. (Benadryl, Zyrtec and Allegra) And none of them work for more than two hours at a time. My PCP gave me a Prescription for hydroxyzine HCL 25 mg tabs. 1 a day and only at bed time. It seems to help much more than just the 24 hour OTC medicine. The main side affect is, it May Cause Drowsiness. It just knocks me out for at least 8 hours. But I still had to get it approved by my nephrologist.
I also use two different anti itch lotions. These are the two that seem to work the best for me. Gold Bond Anti-Itch lotion. It comes in the yellow bottles. The other one is Sensitive Sarna and it comes in a white and blue bottle. Both of these are sold at Walmart.
After I take my shower in the morning I apply one or the other all over my body. Especially on my face and even the eyelids. The ears including the inside ear. I even do my scalp. Because that itches to. It's hard to get on the back. So I bought me a loofer with a handle. I apply the lotion on the loofer then go to work on my back.
Just remember, I put a thick layer all over my body and really work it in. I do it it two or three times a day.
- Prograf Information for Consumers
- Prograf Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prograf (detailed)
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