She has not had a kidney transplant.
Hello. I too am on prograf. It is an immunosuppressant which is used in kidney transplant patients and as a prednisone sparing drug amongst other uses. It is monitored monthly with a comp blood test and a tacrolimus trough. There are side effects but they are tolerable in comparison to the disease process that is being treated. I would be happy to discuss my experience of this med if you wish.
I say that it is good. The reason she is receiving this depends upon what problem and the source of the problem with her kidneys. My kidneys are challenged because of long term prednisone use, for example. The side effects from the prograf out weigh the damage of the high dose prednisone. My pred has been reduced because of this drug. This is considered an off label use and when used that way it is worth looking up studies for her specific disease to see why this is the drug of choice. My guess is this is not the only med she takes.
If you would indicate what her full condition is I could be of more help. Also her age and all meds will benefit the discussion. A forty something is very different from a teen.
Please feel free to write me privately if you prefer. It is important to get accurate information. Wishing her well, Karen
Does your daughter suffer from Nephrotic syndrome?
Nephrotic syndrome due to kidney damage and can result in several symptoms, such as high levels of protein in the urine, high cholesterol levels, and swelling. Studies have shown that Prograf can help relieve symptoms of these conditions .
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