TACRIMUS FORTE 1% OINTMENT

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Primarily used for

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Pregnancy
264.83
₹26.48/ointment
10 GM in 1 tube
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Substitutes for TACRIMUS

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Medicine Overview of TACRIMUS OINTMENT

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Uses of TACRIMUS OINTMENT

Tacrimus forte 1% ointment is used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis
It is usually used only after topical corticosteroids or emollients have not worked for you.
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Side effects of TACRIMUS OINTMENT

Common

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin infection.

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How to use TACRIMUS 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. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How TACRIMUS OINTMENT works

Tacrimus forte 1% ointment is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing inflammation in the skin which causes redness and itching of the skin.

In Depth Information on TACRIMUS OINTMENT

Expert advice for TACRIMUS OINTMENT

  • Wash your hands before applying Tacrolimus Topical. Apply a thin layer to the areas of skin affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema).
  • Make sure your skin affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema) is completely dry especially after bath or shower.
  • Limit sun exposure during treatment even when the medicine is not applied on the skin.
  • Do not cover the skin being treated with bandages or dressings. You can wear normal clothing.
  • Avoid getting Tacrolimus Topical in the eyes or mouth. If the Tacrolimus Topical gets on any of these areas, it should be thoroughly wiped off and/or rinsed off with water.
  • Stop Tacrolimus Topical when the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema) such as itching, rash, and redness go away or consult your doctor.
  • Not recommended to be used for more than 6 weeks and if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in-between.
  • Can’t be used if your immune system is weak (for example, if you have cancer or are taking steroids for a long time).
  • Inform your doctor if you have any infection on your skin including chicken pox or herpes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Many people see an improvement in their skin in as early as one week.
  • Not recommended in children aged below 2 years.
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Warnings
Special precautions for TACRIMUS FORTE 1% OINTMENT
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Tacrimus forte 1% ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Tacrimus forte 1% ointment is probably safe to use during b
reastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Kidney
SAFE
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consumi
ng this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for TACRIMUS 1% OINTMENT

Frequently asked questions for Tacrolimus Topical

Q. Is tacrolimus a steroid?
Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant drug. It is not a steroid drug
Q. Is tacrolimus nephrotoxic or cytotoxic?
Tacrolimus may cause destruction of certain types of cells (cytotoxic) and may impair kidney function (nephrotoxic). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

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