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Tacrolimus

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Also known as: FK506; TAC
[Often referred to by brand name (see MedlinePlus Drug Information)]
Formal name: Tacrolimus

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Sources Used in Previous Reviews

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(2007 April 1). Tacrolimus. MedlinePlus Drug Information [On-line information].  Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a601117.html. Accessed on 6/9/07.

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