Topgraf 0.03% Ointment
Topgraf 0.03% Ointment belongs to a group of medicines which are known as immunosuppressants. Thus, the drugs effectively weakens the immune system in order to make it easier for the body to adjust itself with the new organ that has been transplanted. The transplanted organ may be a heart, kidney or even liver.
Topgraf 0.03% Ointment can be taken orally either with a meal or without. Although it is best advised that the medicine is taken without food, patients who suffer from nausea and experience stomach problems can take it along with a meal. But in this case, the body absorbs a smaller amount of the drug. However, your choice of taking the medicine should be constant. Do not take the drug without meal on some occasions and with meal on others. This will greatly affects the amount of medicine the body takes in at a time.
The dosage of the medicine generally depends on the weight of the patient, his health, results of the blood tests done and the body’s response to the treatment. Before you discontinue with Topgraf 0.03% Ointment seek your doctor’s advice.
Side effects are a part and parcel of taking medicine. Some side effects are temporary and disappear with time, whereas other can be more severe results in major complications. Topgraf 0.03% Ointment results in some minor side effects which include appetite loss, headache, problems with sleep, diarrhea and a tingling sensation in the hands and the feet.
A few major side effects include kidney problems, irregular heartbeat, dizziness and severe pain in the stomach. There is also a rare chance that a patient may develop a brain infection, which can result in severe complications. Thus, if you experience symptoms like excessive weakness, problems with concentration and thinking, problems with muscle mobility, seizure and vision issues, seek medical help immediately.
Take as directed, preferably 30 minutes hour before or 30 minutes after meals. Do not take within 2 hours before or after antacids. Do not alter dose and do not discontinue without consulting prescriber.
Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake) during entire course of therapy. You will be susceptible to infection (avoid crowds and people with infections or contagious diseases).
You may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite (frequent small meals, frequent mouth care may help); diarrhea (boiled milk, yogurt, or buttermilk may help); constipation (increased exercise or dietary fruit, fluid, or fiber may help, if not consult prescriber); muscle or back pain (mild analgesics may be recommended).
Report chest pain; acute headache or dizziness; symptoms of respiratory infection, cough, or difficulty breathing; unresolved gastrointestinal effects; fatigue, chills, fever, unhealed sores, white plaques in mouth, irritation in genital area; unusual bruising or bleeding; pain or irritation on urination or change in urinary patterns; rash or skin irritation; or other unusual effects related to this medication.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Allergist/Immunologist before using this medicine.
The medicine is useful against the following conditions:
Topgraf 0.03% Ointment is used to reduce the immune response of the body in organ transplant patients.
Side effects that can occur because of consuming this medication are:
Missed Dose instructions
If you miss a dose of Topgraf 0.03% Ointment, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If itâ€™s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication works by obstructing the action of Calcineurin, a substance found in the white blood cells known as T-lymphocytes. This averts the T-lymphocytes from producing lymphokines, in case a foreign particle is detected in the body.