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It is known that Prograf will pass through breast milk in small amounts to a nursing infant. Although this drug does not appear to cause a significant risk to a nursing infant, the manufacturer of the drug recommends that women not take Prograf while breastfeeding. It is possible that this medicine could cause problems, such as poor feeding, tremors, or excessive crying.
Can Breastfeeding Women Take Prograf?Prograf® (tacrolimus) is an immunosuppressant medication used in combination with other medicines to prevent organ rejection after a heart, liver, or kidney transplant.
More Information About Prograf and BreastfeedingThere have been reports of women who breastfed while taking Prograf after liver and kidney transplants. Based on these reports, Prograf does not appear to cause a significant risk to a nursing infant. The nursing infants were estimated to receive only a small amount of the mother's Prograf dose, and no side effects were reported in the infants. However, more information is needed before all potential risks can be ruled out.
- Poor feeding
- Excessive crying
- Difficulty sleeping
- Anything that just doesn't seem right.