Update on the Use of Tacrolimus in Pediatrics

Kristi Higgins, PharmD

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Pediatr Pharm. 2018;24(12) 

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Summary

There are unique areas of study regarding the use of tacrolimus in pediatric patients. The pharmacokinetics are variable in this population, leading many studies to analyze the appropriateness of switching between different available dosage forms. Tacrolimus has a narrow therapeutic index, and because of concerns for safety and efficacy in this high-risk population, pharmacogenomics is a popular area of study.

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