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T-Top Forte Ointment

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Overview

Introduction

T-Top Forte Ointment is used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis). It works by suppressing the activity of certain immune cells that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin. This relieves itching and improves rashes in atopic dermatitis.

T-Top Forte Ointment is used for external use. It should be used 2-4 times a day on the affected area or use it as suggested by the doctor. It should be applied slowly and evenly to the skin until it is rubbed in. You should not use it too often and you should not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster. You must inform your doctor if there’s no improvement even after two weeks of treatment or if the skin gets worse.

It is a safe medicine with few side effects, but you may get an application site reaction like burning, irritation, itching, and redness. This medicine is not normally recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless it is clearly needed.

Uses of T-Top Ointment

Benefits of T-Top Ointment

In Treatment of Atopic dermatitis

T-Top Forte Ointment belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. Although the exact cause of eczema is not known, it is thought the immune system is involved. This medicine can be used as a short-term treatment for severe eczema when other treatments have not worked or are not appropriate. It is normally used for a maximum of 8 weeks but can be effective in improving the appearance of your skin and providing relief from symptoms like itching and pain. This may help you sleep better and improve your concentration.

Side effects of T-Top Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of T-Top

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use T-Top Ointment

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment.

How T-Top Ointment works

T-Top Forte Ointment is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing the activity of certain immune cells that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin. This relieves itching and improves rashes in atopic dermatitis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
T-Top Forte Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
T-Top Forte Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take T-Top Ointment?

If you miss a dose of T-Top Forte Ointment, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • T-Top Forte Ointment is effective at treating eczema (atopic dermatitis) when other treatment options have failed.
  • It works by decreasing itching, redness, and skin rashes.
  • Apply thinly, to affected areas of skin only. Clean the affected area and dry well before applying T-Top Forte Ointment. Avoid contact with water after application.
  • Inform your doctor if there's no improvement even after two weeks of treatment, or if the skin gets worse.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Stop using T-Top Forte Ointment and consult your doctor if your eczema becomes infected.
  • Continuous long-term use of the ointment should be avoided. Use as prescribed by you doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolide Lactams
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking T-Top with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rotasiil, Rotarix, RotaTeq
LIFE-THREATENING
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Abhay M, Measles, M-Vac
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Rubella
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Suffering from Atopic dermatitis 15months baby suffering from atopic dermatitis
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult skin specialist
Suffering from severe atopic dermatitis
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir atopic dermatitis needs supervision and regular follow up, therefore, you need to visit a homeopath personally
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FAQs

Q. What is T-Top used for?

T-Top is a medicine that modulates the immune system. It works on the immune system and mostly decreases its activity. It is used to treat moderate to severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults who do not respond to steroids or develop side effects on using them. In atopic dermatitis, the skin’s immune system undergoes an overreaction and causes skin inflammation leading to itchiness, redness and dryness. T-Top acts on the abnormal immune response and alters it, thereby relieving the skin inflammation and itchiness.

Q. What are the side effects of T-Top?

T-Top, when applied to the skin, may cause skin irritation, burning sensation and itching at the site of application. These are usually mild to moderate in severity and normally resolve within one week of starting the treatment. Redness is also a common manifestation along with sensation of warmth, pain, altered sensation and rash at the site of application. Using it increases the patients’ increased risk of getting inflamed or infected hair follicles, cold sores, acne and generalized herpes simplex infections.

Q. Is T-Top ointment safe?

As compared to other immune-suppressing medicines, T-Top has been found to be a safe and effective short-term treatment for atopic dermatitis. When applied on the affected part of the skin, its absorption to the blood and body is minimal. Hence, the side effects are less as compared to when taken through oral route.

Q. Does T-Top has abuse potential?

No, T-Top does not have abuse potential and thus, is not a controlled substance. Controlled substances have potential for abuse so they need permission by authorities and doctor for use.

Q. Does T-Top cause cancer?

Long-term use of T-Top has been found to have increased risk of lymph node tumors called lymphoma. Some studies have found that few patients who used T-Top ointment or another similar medication developed skin cancer or lymphoma. Consult your doctor if you have to use T-Top ointment for more than 6 weeks or if your eczema symptoms have not improved or are getting worse with time during your treatment.

Q. Is T-Top a steroid?

No, T-Top is not a steroid. It is a medicine which modulates the working of the immune system. It is used in the treatment of eczema, most commonly in atopic dermatitis. An advantage of T-Top is that it does not cause skin thinning (atrophy) or other steroid-related side effects.

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