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Dialysis Discussion => Dialysis: Transplant Discussion => Topic started by: SooMK on June 23, 2019, 07:02:31 AM

Title: Tacrolimus Shortage?
Post by: SooMK on June 23, 2019, 07:02:31 AM
Has anyone been impacted by the tacrolimus shortage? Or have experience with any drug shortage? This is something that wasn't on my "don't forget to worry about it" page.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/dsp_ActiveIngredientDetails.cfm?AI=Tacrolimus+Capsules&st=c&tab=tabs-4&panels=0

I plan on asking my pharmacy about it next month.
Title: Re: Tacrolimus Shortage?
Post by: iolaire on June 23, 2019, 02:27:23 PM
Iím using envarsus which they still call Tacrolimus. Likely itís a brand name version. Iím still with the third party local pharmacy that handles patients right after transplant so Iím not worried much.  The group that does my refills is the long term care group.

Iíd hope any pharmacist with tac patients would plan ahead to insure they have the supplies needed for refills.
Title: Re: Tacrolimus Shortage?
Post by: MooseMom on June 23, 2019, 03:11:04 PM
I've not heard of this until I read this thread.  I get my tx meds directly from my transplant center's pharmacy as opposed to someone like Walgreens.  In fact, it is for reasons like this that I refused to have these meds refilled by my local Walgreens instead of by my tx peeps who are in another state.  Don't know if that makes any difference, but I'd like to keep thinking so!  :rofl;
Title: Re: Tacrolimus Shortage?
Post by: iolaire on June 23, 2019, 07:30:00 PM
I relooked at the page and only Accord Healthcare Inc. (New 05/17/2019) is facing a shortage, plus one other firm for one dosage.  So there are alternatives but Iím sure everyone involved would prefer to stay with there current brand.
Title: Re: Tacrolimus Shortage?
Post by: SooMK on June 24, 2019, 03:33:24 PM
I also stayed with the specialty pharmacy that the hospital used. They have been great so hopefully this is a nonproblem. Just hearing about drug shortages is concerning.