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Tacrolimus (Prograf®, Advagraf®)

Find drug coverage information and forms for tacrolimus, by funding source. Coverage information includes Prograf (immediate release) and Advagraf (extended release).

What type of drug coverage does the patient have?

Private Insurance

  • Provide tacrolimus immediate release (IR) (Prograf) DIN 0216824 to patient to explore coverage through private insurer and if any special authorization forms are required.
  • Tacrolimus sustained release (SR) (Advagraf) may be covered by some private insurers.  Provide Tacrolimus SR sample DIN 02331667 if extended release formulation is preferred.

Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and OHIP+

  • Tacrolimus is not covered under limited use criteria for glomerulonephritis.
  • Tacrolimus IR (Prograf) will be considered for coverage under the Compassionate Review Policy (CRP) if intolerant to cyclosporine.
  • Complete Compassionate Review Policy (CRP) form. (See sidebar for form.)
  • If CRP request is denied, enrol in Expedite® Patient Support Program. (See sidebar for enrolment form.)

Trillium Drug Program (TDP)

  • Enrol into TDP if not already enrolled.
  • Complete Compassionate Review Policy (CRP) form. (See sidebar for form.)
  • If CRP request is denied, enrol in Expedite Patient Support Program. (See sidebar for enrolment form.)

Federal Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program

  • Prior approval required. Complete Exception Drugs Request Form provided by Drug Exception Centre.

Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)

  • Medication coverage and duration of coverage varies depending on each individual’s situation.
  • Contact IFHP with tacrolimus DIN 0216824 for assessment of coverage.

No Medication Coverage

  • Option to pay cash for medication, enrol in Expedite Patient Support Program or enrol into TDP.
  • If enrolling in TDP, see TDP.

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