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Prograf Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need frequent blood checks.

If you get a cold or other infection while receiving this medicine, call your doctor or health care professional. Do not treat yourself. The medicine may decrease your body's ability to fight infections.

Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Agitation

black, tarry stools

bloody urine

burning or stinging sensation of the face

change in size, shape, or color of an existing mole

coma

confusion

convulsions

decreased frequency or amount of urine

depression

fever

general feeling of illness

growth or bump on skin

hostility

increase in bone pain

increased blood pressure

increased thirst

irritability

lethargy

looks very ill

loss of appetite

loss of bladder control

lower back or side pain

mole that leaks fluid or bleeds

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities

muscle twitching

nausea

new mole

rapid weight gain

red rash with watery, yellow-colored, or pus filled blisters

redness of the face

seizures

small, red skin lesion, growth, or bump usually on the face, ears, neck, hands, or arms

sore that will not heal

spider-like blood vessels on the face

stupor

sudden loss of consciousness

swelling of the face, ankles, lower legs, hands, or fingers

swollen glands

thick, yellow to honey-colored crusts

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

weight gain

weight loss

yellow skin and eyes

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Cough

fever

general aches and pains

headache

itching skin—in children

loss of appetite

skin burning

skin flushing in areas of ointment application when drinking alcohol

sneezing

weakness

Less common

Acid or sour stomach

acne

back pain

belching

burning, itching, or pain in hairy areas

chills

cyst

flushing

heartburn

increased sensitivity to sunlight

increased skin sensitivity

indigestion

itching eyes

joint pain

muscle aches or pain

pain in the eye

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

pus at root of the hair

rash

redness in the eye

runny nose

severe skin rash or hives

skin blisters—in children

skin tingling

stomach discomfort, upset, or pain

stuffy nose

swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

swollen glands

tightness of the chest

troubled breathing or wheezing

watery eyes

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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