Prograf in Pediatric Patients

Prograf® (tacrolimus) is a medicine prescribed to prevent organ rejection following a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. But is Prograf safe for use in pediatric patients?
Children who have had a liver transplant are able to use Prograf to prevent organ rejection. However, this drug is not approved for use in children who have received a heart or kidney transplant, as Prograf has not been adequately studied in these children.
Pediatric patients will usually need higher Prograf doses than adults (on a per-pound basis). Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medicine in children.
(For more details on using this drug in pediatric patients, click Prograf Uses. This full-length article describes how this drug works and also lists some unapproved reasons a doctor may prescribe this medicine.)
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