Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant: a drug that lowers the body’s own resistance to foreign cells. Tacrolimus is used to prevent rejection following organ transplants.
Tacrolimus and the benefit of DNA analysis
The rate at which tacrolimus is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of tacrolimus can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes. Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Prograft, Advagraf, Tacni, Adport, Modigraf, Envarsus