A patient is taking tacrolimus after receiving a kidney transplant. Which of the following symptoms indicates that the patient is experiencing a side effect of this medication?


• Tacrolimus (Protopic or Prograf) is an immunosuppressant used after organ transplants to reduce the risk of organ rejection.

• Common side effects include infections from impaired immune response, tremor, hypertension, hyperkalemia, decreased urine output and edema, headache, diarrhea, and hypophosphatemia.

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