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What Is Hecoria Used For?

How Does It Work?

Transplant rejection occurs because the immune system recognizes a transplanted organ as foreign and attacks it. As a type of immunosuppressant medication, Hecoria works by making the immune system less active. By slowing down the immune system, this medicine can help prevent transplant rejection from occurring.

Can Children Use Hecoria?

Hecoria is approved for the prevention of liver transplant rejection in children. It is not approved for use in children who have received a kidney transplant, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Children will usually need higher Hecoria 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.

Is It Safe for Older Adults?

Hecoria may be used in older adults; however, they may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine. Therefore, older adults may need lower initial doses and more careful monitoring during Hecoria treatment.

Are There Off-Label Reasons to Use Hecoria?

On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than preventing a kidney or liver transplant. This is called an "off-label" use. Hecoria may sometimes be prescribed off-label for the following uses:
Hecoria is a generic version of Prograf®. Prograf is approved to prevent transplant rejection after liver, kidney, or heart transplants. Hecoria was not approved for use after heart transplants until March 2013. This is because the manufacturer of Prograf was given special rights to market their drug for this specific use exclusively until March 2013.
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