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Dosing for Prevention of Heart Transplant Rejection

The recommended initial Hecoria dosage after a heart transplant is Hecoria 0.0375 mg per kg twice a day (about 0.017 mg per pound), started at least six hours after the transplant surgery. People with kidney problems or severe liver disease may need a lower amount.
 
(Click Prograf Dosage for information for this use.)
 

Hecoria Dose Adjustments

Your healthcare provider will monitor your Hecoria blood levels, and adjust your dose if needed, to keep your blood levels within the recommended range. The amount may also be adjusted if you are experiencing Hecoria side effects, or showing signs of transplant rejection.
 
If you are switching from Prograf (the brand-name version) to Hecoria (a generic version), make sure your healthcare provider knows. He or she may want to monitor your blood levels a little more closely to make sure there are not any problems due to the switch.
 

General Information on Taking Hecoria

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Hecoria include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of a capsule and is taken by mouth twice a day.
 
  • You can take Hecoria with food or on an empty stomach; however, it should always be taken exactly the same way, with the same amount of time between medication 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 dosage of Hecoria, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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