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Switched from Tacrolimus to Belatacept

Transplants | Last Active: Dec 4, 2023 | Replies (8)

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Hello 2gallonhabit
Good to Hear that things are working out well after switching to Belatacept. I do have 1 more question ( if you don't mind) Were the Lymphoctyes count ( which are part of the CBC diff blood test) better in Belatacept or Tacrolimus for the same equivalent dosage.
btw: were you by any chance taking Tacrolimus made by Accent. ( that particular brand of Tacrolimus was banned by FDA in Oct because of high toxicity levels which are unacceptable
Thanks & Best.

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I was taking Tacrolimus manufactured by Accord. I received this from Mayo on 10/17/23: "According to the FDA, if you are taking the Accord product, your trough levels, which is what we measure with routine lab testing, will be unchanged and the risk of rejection is not increased. However, there could be an increased risk of side effects."

My Lymphocyte counts have remained fairly stable but i have seen an increase of about 0.15 over the past two months. Ignorant here but is that expected with Belatacept?