What are the potential toxic effects of tacrolimus in liver transplant patients?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Toxicity is slightly different from that of cyclosporine. Although it has the same degree of nephrotoxicity as cyclosporine, studies have shown a lower incidence of hypertension and hyperlipidemia. However, a higher rate of diabetes and neurotoxicity has been seen.


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