Definitions for "Tacrolimus"
Immunosuppressive drug used to prevent graft-versus-host disease ( Prograf®) . Alternative for cyclosporine
A medicine that slows down the body's immune system and helps protect your new organ from being rejected. Also known as Prograf®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
An immunosuppressive medication used for the Edmonton protocol. Although it is less toxic to islets than other medications, it may still play a role in the eventual failure of many transplants. Also called FK506.
Tacrolimus (also FK-506 or Fujimycin) is a 23-membered macrolide lactone discovered in 1984 from the fermentation broth of a Japanese soil sample that contained the bacteria Streptomyces tsukubaensis.