Tacrolimus

(Prograf® , Tacrolimus)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Modified Release Tablets, Capsules, Modified Release Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - granules for oral suspension
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
Yes
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
No
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Tacrolimus
Usual formulation brand names
Prograf®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes, some
Modified release
Yes, M/R capsules or tablets
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Special
Are specials or imports available?
Special
Liquid strengths
2.5mg/5mL, 5mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Some preparations are licensed for nasogastric administration only i.e. Prograf® , Adoport® and Modigraf® granules for oral suspension are only licensed for nasogastric administration (not via other enteral feeding tubes)
Advice on administration via enteral tube
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Notes
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