Tacrolimus: Temporary Cessation
I'm a liver transplsnt patient (post 18 months) I was recently in hospital for an ERCP (bile duct stent removal) and once again got pancreatitis. My liver enzymes were sketchy so the hepatologist stopped my tacrolimus (1mg 2x day). That was on Sunday June 28th. I was released after 8 days which was June 29th and told not to take any tacrolimus until I had blood tests that were ordered for July 2nd. The blood clinics would not do my blood test first tac due to some crazy policy about not taking tests the day after a holiday. In my case July 1st Canada Day. Then they told me (blood lab) that they also won't do the tac test on a Fri – Sun. So now I'm 5 days in with no tacrolimus. I've called my doctors and they finally ok'd .5 mg 2x day. I've been dizzy and a bit confused and my concerns are – did being off the tacrolimus harm me in any way? Has anyone else gone 5 days without it?