Compare Myfortic vs. Prograf

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Myfortic (Mycophenolic Acid)

Prograf (tacrolimus)

Prescription only
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Prevents rejection of a transplanted organ.

Prograf (tacrolimus) is a good medicine that prevents rejection of an organ transplant, but you will need to be on it lifelong.

Upsides
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  • Prevents your body from rejecting a transplanted organ.
  • Available as an extended-release pill, so it can be taken just once daily.
  • Less cosmetic side-effects than other anti-rejection medicine like cyclosporine.
Downsides
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  • Regular blood tests are required for monitoring while on Prograf (tacrolimus).
  • Can cause a lot of side-effects, such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure, mental status changes, and kidney damage, especially with lifelong use.
  • Increases your risk of infection and certain cancers.
Used for
  • Renal transplant rejection; Prophylaxis
  • Prevention of heart transplant rejection
  • Prevention of liver transplant rejection
  • Prevention of kidney transplant rejection
Dosage forms
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Injection
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Side effects
The Myfortic (Mycophenolic Acid) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • High blood pressure
    62%
  • Kidney Function Abnormal
    56%
  • Anemia
    50%
  • Low white blood cells
    48%
  • Viral infection
    32%
  • Diabetes Mellitus
    26%
  • Infection
    24%
  • High blood sugar
    23%
  • High cholesterol
    18%
  • Bronchitis
    17%
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Risks and warnings
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  • Serious infections

    Taking other immunosuppressant drugs

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Cancer

    Taking Prograf (tacrolimus) for a long time

  • Heart problems

    History of heart problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Kidney damage

    Poor kidney function

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Diabetes

    African-American descent

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of death in female liver transplant patients taking extended-release Prograf (tacrolimus)

    Females using Astagraf XL

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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