Hello all,I completed two years of my renal tx. Almost all are normal except my high dose tecrolimus tablets. Still I am taking 5 mg./day. At morning 2.5 and 2 mg. at night. My Tec. level is 6. Alredy reduced 0.5 mg. according to doctors advice. Anybody have any idea regarding ideal Tecrolimus level ? This post only to enrich my knowledge. Thank you all.
My level is 3-5. And I agree, everyone is different.
I have to agree with Cora, every patient is different. Your particular level is determined by blood work affected by many factors. The ideal level for you is just that, ideal for you. Though an FK(tacrolimus) level between 6-8 is considered "normal, I know of some, who have steady levels well below that. Conversations with your Tx team will shed more light as to your ideal and why.
Not only do different centers have different protocols, but within each center, different patients will have different protocols. It will depend on how other labs are running: WBC, have you had a rejection, neutrophils, # of infections, other blood counts......
There really is no one ideal level. It depends both on your docs, and on how your body reacts. Sorry I can't be more specific.
ETA: and you can't compare doses to other people. It depends very much on your digestion and absorption. I was taking 1 and 1.5 mg and was also kept at a tac level of between 6 and 8. It's just how my body took up the drug.