Hecoria is given after a kidney, heart, or liver transplant to help prevent the body from rejecting the new organ. This generic version of Prograf must be used in combination with other medicines. Possible side effects include diarrhea, constipation, and tremors. This medication comes as a capsule and is taken twice daily, with 12 hours between each dose.
What Is Hecoria?
Hecoria™ (tacrolimus) is a prescription medication approved to prevent organ rejection in people who have received a heart, kidney, or liver transplant. It is used in combination with other medications. Hecoria belongs to a group of medicines called immunosuppressants. Hecoria is a generic version of Prograf®.
Just like any medicine, Hecoria can cause side effects. Like other immunosuppressants, the side effects can be numerous and potentially serious. Although not everyone who takes the medication will have problems, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment with Hecoria.
Common side effects of Hecoria include but are not limited to:
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