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General Information on Taking Prograf

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Prograf include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule and an injection. The capsules are taken by mouth twice a day. The injection is given as a continuous, slow infusion into a vein (intravenously, or by IV).
 
  • You can take Prograf with food or on an empty stomach; however, it should always be taken exactly the same way, with the same amount of time between doses and meals each day.
 
  • Take your doses at the same time each day, 12 hours apart. This helps to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
 
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while taking this medicine.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. This medicine will not protect you from transplant rejection if you stop taking it.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Prograf dosage, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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