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Tacvido Forte Oral Gel

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Tacvido Forte Oral Gel is a medicine used to treat oral lichen planus. It provides relief from inflammation caused by this disease. Tacvido Forte Oral Gel works by blocking calcineurin, an enzyme that activates T lymphocytes and causes inflammation associated with lichen planus.

Tacvido Forte Oral Gel should be applied on the site of lesion inside the mouth. Follow the doctor’s instruction and use it in the dose and duration suggested by the doctor. If you do not see an improvement in your symptoms after a week you should talk to your doctor.

It is a safe medicine with no common side effects. In general, it should not be used by anyone who has a weakened immune system.

Uses of Tacvido Dental Gel

  • Oral lichen planus

Benefits of Tacvido Dental Gel

In Oral lichen planus

Tacvido Forte Oral Gel belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. It helps relieve inflammation associated with oral lichen planus. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation. Do not eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after application. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Tacvido Dental Gel

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 Tacvido

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

How to use Tacvido Dental Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

How Tacvido Dental Gel works

Tacvido Forte Oral Gel is an immunosuppressant. It works by blocking calcineurin, an enzyme that activates T lymphocytes and causes inflammation associated with lichen planus.

Safety Advice

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Tacvido Forte Oral Gel 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.
Tacvido Forte Oral Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Tacvido Forte Oral Gel is an immunosuppressant used in the treatment of oral lichen planus.
  • You will start feeling better within 1 month of starting the treatment.
  • However, the effect is temporary; when Tacvido Forte Oral Gel is discontinued, oral lichen planus may flare again. So consult your doctor before stopping the medication.
  • This medication should not be used by anyone who has a weakened immune system (e.g., following an organ transplant).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolide Lactams
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tacvido 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
Brand(s): Abhay M, Measles, M-Vac
Brand(s): Rubella

Patient Concerns

Can clobetasol propionate salycilic acid cream be applied for lichen planus
Dr. Atula Gupta
prefer to use Plain Clobetasol ( without salicylic acid ) over L.P.Also apply Tacvido Forte 1% cream ( TACROLIMUS) over affected area.
Lichen Planus. Please suggest external creams or gels.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Tenovate cream twice daily for 2 weeks. Tacvido Forte 1% cream for application twice daily for 1 month Tab. Leset 5 mg once daily @ night for 1 week.
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Q. Does Tacvido Forte Oral Gel have an abuse potential?

No, Tacvido Forte Oral Gel does not have abuse potential and thus, is not a controlled substance. Controlled substances have potential for abuse so they need permission from authorities and doctors for use.

Q. What is Tacvido Forte Oral Gel? What is it used for?

Tacvido Forte Oral Gel belongs to a class of medicines known as immunosuppressant macrolides. It is used to treat oral lichen planus, an ongoing (chronic) inflammatory condition that may appear as white, lacy patches; red, swollen tissues; or open sores inside your mouth. These lesions may cause burning, pain or other discomfort. It provides relief from inflammation caused by this disease.

Q. What are the side effects of Tacvido Forte Oral Gel?

The most common side effects of Tacvido Forte Oral Gel include application site reactions (such as burning, irritation, itching and redness) and dryness in the mouth. However, these are usually not bothersome and resolve on their own. If any of these side effects worry you or persist for a longer duration, consult your doctor.

Q. How does Tacvido Forte Oral Gel act?

Tacvido Forte Oral Gel belongs to a class of medicines known as immunosuppressant macrolides. It works by suppressing the action of a protein (calcineurin) which decreases the production of inflammatory chemicals by certain immune cells (T lymphocytes). Thus, Tacvido Forte Oral Gel helps to relieve the inflammation associated with lichen planus.

Q. I feel better and my lesions have reduced after 20 days of starting the medicine, can I stop taking Tacvido Forte Oral Gel?

No, don’t stop taking Tacvido Forte Oral Gel even if you feel better. Suddenly stopping the medication may cause the oral lichen planus to recur. Therefore, consult your doctor before stopping the medication as it may worsen your symptoms.

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