Tacrolimus (Prograf®, FK506)

Purpose  |  Dosage  |  When  |  Precautions  |  Common Side Effects


Prograf® is an immunosuppressive medicine that helps prevent organ rejection.


The dose we prescribe for you is based on your lab values. The capsules come in .5mg, 1mg, 5mg, and in a solution of 5mg/ml.


In the morning, take with breakfast after your lab work is completed. Repeat the dose in the pm, 12 hours after your am dose.


Prograf® blood levels can be altered by some medicines. Before you take any new drugs please contact the transplant team. New mothers taking Prograf are advised NOT to breast feed.

Common Side Effects

Headache, tremors, seizures, change in mental staus, insomnia/nightmares, high blood sugar, high-blood pressure, anemia, loss of appetite, diarrhea, decreased kidney function, leg cramping, elevated potassium levels, lowered magnesium levels, hair loss.