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Brand name: Tacrolimus (AN)

Tacrolimus (AN) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tacrolimus. On this page you will find out more about Tacrolimus (AN), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tacrolimus

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Tacrolimus (AN) 5 mg hard capsule, 50

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Indicated for use as an adjunct to liver, kidney, lung or heart allograft transplantation in adults and children

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Pink / Pink hard gelatin capsules, size "4" imprinted with "TCR" on cap & "ABZ 5" on body containing white to off white granular powder.
Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 capsules in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
100 capsules in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
50 capsules in blister pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in a Dry Place,Store in Original Container
Life time 24 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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