Transplant Patient Education Quiz: Medications
Your answer to question 2 is correct. When the levels of cyclosporine or tacrolimus (Prograf®) are too high, patients may experience increasing hand tremors, headaches, burning feeling in the hands or feet and nausea.
Please proceed to question 3.
3. Are the following statements about how to take anti-rejection medicines) true or false?
a. Mycophenolate (Cellcept® or Myfortic®) should not be taken with antacids, magnesium, or calcium.
b. Mycophenolate (Cellcept® or Myfortic®) should not be chewed, crushed, or cut.
c. Tacrolimus (Prograf®) should be taken without food.
d. On days patients are having their blood levels of cyclosporine or tacrolimus (Prograf®) drawn, they should not take their morning dose until after the lab draw.