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TACROTOPIC OINTMENT


Overview

Introduction of Tacrotopic Ointment

TACROTOPIC OINTMENT is used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis). It works by decreasing skin itching, redness and rashes.

TACROTOPIC OINTMENT is for external application. You should always use it as prescribed. But, you must inform doctor if there's no improvement, or if the skin gets worse. It may cause application site reaction like burning, irritation, itching and redness as its side effect.

Tacrotopic Ointment side effects

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

How to use Tacrotopic 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 Tacrotopic Ointment works

TACROTOPIC 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.

Tacrotopic Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
TACROTOPIC 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
TACROTOPIC 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 miss a dose of Tacrotopic Ointment?

If you miss a dose of TACROTOPIC 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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TACROTOPIC OINTMENT
₹10.3/Ointment
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₹29.5/gm of Ointment
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Expert Advice

  • TACROTOPIC 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 TACROTOPIC 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 TACROTOPIC 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.

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FAQs

Q. What is Tacrotopic used for?

Tacrotopic is a medicine which 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 corticosteroids 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. Tacrotopic acts on the abnormal immune response and alters it, thereby relieving the skin inflammation and itchiness.

Q. What are the side effects of Tacrotopic?

Tacrotopic, 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 Tacrotopic ointment safe?

As compared to other immune-suppressing medicines, Tacrotopic 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 Tacrotopic has abuse potential?

No, Tacrotopic 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 Tacrotopic cause cancer?

Long-term use of Tacrotopic has been found to have increased risk of lymph node tumors called lymphoma. Some studies have found that few patients who used Tacrotopic ointment or another similar medication developed skin cancer or lymphoma. Consult your doctor if you have to use Tacrotopic 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 Tacrotopic a steroid?

No, Tacrotopic 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 Tacrotopic is that it does not cause skin thinning (atrophy) or other steroid-related side effects.

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