Generic equivalents for Prograf...What are generics?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, how it is taken, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name and works the same way in the body in the same amount of time.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is the generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (e.g. different shape or color), as trademark laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to invent a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name drug and sell it at substantial discounts.
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To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3 month or 100 day supply based on your personal prescription. read moreAs the amount of medicine constituting a day supply depends on your doctors directions for use, different patients are permitted to order different quantities. Placing an order for more than a 100 day supply may delay your order as we will need to contact you. Call 1-888-791-3784 for assistance if your 100 day rule compliant desired quantity is not shown.
This medicine is an immunosuppressant used to prevent rejection after a heart, liver or kidney transplant. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine is best taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. This medicine may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach; however, this may decrease the amount of the medicine absorbed into your bloodstream. If you take this medicine on an empty stomach, always take it on an empty stomach. If you take it with food, always take it with food. Consult your doctor for more details (since your doctor will be monitoring the amount of this drug in your blood). SWALLOW WHOLE. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. DO NOT DRINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE OR EAT GRAPEFRUIT WHILE TAKING THIS MEDICINE unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Space your doses evenly throughout the day. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without checking with your doctor. Continue taking this medicine as directed even if you feel well. DO NOT increase or decrease the dose unless directed to do so by your doctor. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY LOWER YOUR RESISTANCE TO INFECTION. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with colds or other infections. Do not touch your eyes or the inside of your nose unless you have thoroughly washed your hands first. DO NOT USE A SALT SUBSTITUTE OR POTASSIUM SUPPLEMENT without checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. DO NOT TAKE SELDANE (terfenadine) OR HISMANAL (astemizole) while taking this medicine. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE HAVING IMMUNIZATIONS (VACCINATIONS) while you are taking this medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
Prograf Side Effects
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur during treatment include nausea, headache, constipation, tremor, or difficulty sleeping. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience anxiety, chest pain, constant hunger, continued thirst, dizziness, frequent urination, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet, fever or chills, unusual bleeding or bruising, swelling of feet or legs, reddened, blistered or swollen skin, or vision changes. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience fainting or irregular heartbeat. IF YOU EXPERIENCE difficulty breathing; tightness of chest; swelling of eyelids, face, or lips; or if you develop a rash or hives, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take any more doses of this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.