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Your healthcare provider will calculate your individual dosage of Hecoria based on factors like your age, other medications you are taking, and the reason you are taking this drug. Hecoria comes as a capsule. It is taken twice daily, with 12 hours between each dose. Although you can take it with or without food, make sure to take it the same way each time.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of HecoriaThe dosage of Hecoria™ (tacrolimus) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The reason you are taking the medicine
- How you respond to it
- Your age
- Your weight
- Your Hecoria blood levels
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Dosing for Prevention of Kidney Transplant RejectionThe recommended initial dosage of Hecoria after a kidney transplant is 0.05 mg per kg twice a day (about 0.023 mg per lb) when used in combination with azathioprine (Imuran®) and 0.1 mg per kg twice a day (about 0.045 mg per lb) when used in combination with mycophenolate (CellCept®, Myfortic®). The first dose is given as soon as the kidneys appear to be functioning after the transplant surgery.
People with severe liver disease may require lower doses.
Dosing for Prevention of Liver Transplant RejectionThe recommended initial Hecoria dosage after a liver transplant in adults is 0.05 mg to 0.075 mg per kg twice a day (about 0.023 mg to 0.034 mg per lb), started at least six hours after the transplant surgery. People with kidney problems or those who develop severe liver problems after their transplant surgery may need lower doses.
The recommended initial dosage after a liver transplant in children is 0.075 mg to 0.1 mg per kg twice a day (about 0.034 mg to 0.045 mg per lb).