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Tacrolimus Brand Switch

BC Transplant is changing brands of immediate release tracrolimus from Prograf to Sandoz starting fall 2019.

BC Transplant and your transplant clinic have a thorough process in place to manage the transition with your safety as our top priority.

Important Dates

This brand change of immediate release tacrolimus will start at different times, depending on where your transplant clinic is located.

November 18, 2019

  • Prince George
  • Kelowna
  • Kamloops
  • Penticton
  • Trail

January 6, 2020


  • Vancouver General Hospital (Diamond Centre)
  • St. Paul's Hospital
  • BC Children's Hospital
  • Surrey
  • Victoria
  • Nanaimo

Resources for Patients

BC Transplant has developed several resources to support patients through the change.

‎This communication was distributed to transplant patients affected by the tacrolimus brand switch. It provides background information on the change.

Click HERE.

(See below for other languages.)

 

This patient information sheet details the process of switching to Sandoz tacrolimus. It will be handed out at transplant clinics and the clinic teams will discuss the content with patients.

Click HERE.

(See below for other languages.)‎

 

This bibliography is a list of selected clinical studies that evaluate the safety and efficacy of converting transplant patients from Prograf to alternate brands of immediate release tacrolimus.

Click HERE.

FAQ

 

Frequently asked questions about the tacrolimus brand switch process.

Click HERE.

 


Resources in Other Languages

The Notification Letter to Patients and the Patient Information Sheet have been translated into several languages and are available to download.



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