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Envarsus XR (Tacrolimus)

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Envarsus XR (Tacrolimus)

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Strength

0.75mg

1mg

4mg

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    Description

    ENVARSUS XR (tacrolimus) is a medication prescribed for people who have received kidney transplants. It prevents organ rejection by suppressing the immune system.

    When people receive kidney transplants, their body does not recognize the foreign organ and tries to attack it. ENVARSUS XR prevents the activation of T-cells, which are cells of the immune system that attack foreign bodies.

    ENVARSUS XR requires careful monitoring by the doctor to ensure correct blood levels.

    Directions

    The prescribing doctor will determine the appropriate dose. Take it exactly as prescribed by the doctor and do not adjust the dose.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in ENVARSUS XR is tacrolimus.

    Interactions

    ENVARSUS XR and other forms of tacrolimus have many drug-drug interactions. Some of these interactions can be toxic, and some can decrease the drug levels until it is ineffective, which can cause organ rejection. Never start, stop, or change the drugs you are taking without talking with your doctor and pharmacist first.

    • Alcohol
    • Amiodarone
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Azole antifungals
    • Boceprevir
    • Carbamazepine
    • Chloramphenicol
    • Cimetidine
    • Clarithromycin
    • Diltiazem
    • Ethinyl Estradiol
    • Danazol
    • Lansoprazole
    • Magnesium and aluminum antacids
    • Methylprednisolone
    • Metoclopramide
    • Mycophenolic acid
    • Nefazodone
    • Nelfinavir
    • Nicardipine
    • Nifedipine
    • Omeprazole
    • Phenobarbital
    • Prednisone
    • Rifabutin
    • Rifampin
    • Ritonavir
    • St. John's Wort
    • Telaprevir
    • Troleandomycin
    • Verapamil

    Cautions

    ENVARSUS XR is not interchangeable with other tacrolimus products. Never switch products without speaking with your doctor first.

    Speak with your doctor if you have a history of these conditions:

    • Diabetes
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hypertension
    • Neurotoxicity
    • QT prolongation

    Do not get live vaccinations while taking ENVARSUS XR unless directed by your doctor.

    Your doctor should monitor you for Pure Red Cell Aplasia while taking ENVARSUS XR

    Side Effects

    Some of the common ENVARSUS XR side effects may include:

    • Anemia
    • Constipation
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hypertension
    • Increased blood creatinine
    • Peripheral edema
    • Tremor
    • Urinary tract infection

    Go to Canada Pharmacy to buy ENVARSUS XR online to find a great ENVARSUS XR price. Speak with your doctor before making any change to your organ rejection medications.

    References

    1. Envarsus XR [package insert]. Cary, NC: Veloxis Pharmaceuticals; 2018.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13271

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