Takfa Forte Lotion

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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Takfa 0.1% w/v Lotion

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20 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Takfa Lotion

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Uses of Takfa Lotion

Takfa Forte Lotion 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 Takfa Lotion

Common

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

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How to use Takfa Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Takfa Lotion works

Takfa forte lotion is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing inflammation in the skin which causes redness and itching of the skin.

In Depth Information on Takfa Lotion

Expert advice for Takfa Lotion

  • Wash your hands before applying Takfa. 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 Takfa in the eyes or mouth. If the Takfa gets on any of these areas, it should be thoroughly wiped off and/or rinsed off with water.
  • Stop Takfa 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 Takfa Forte Lotion
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Takfa Forte Lotion 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
Takfa Forte Lotion is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
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Driving
SAFE
Takfa Forte Lotion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Takfa Forte Lotion is safe to use in patients with kidney di
sease. No dose adjustment of Takfa Forte Lotion is recommended.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Takfa 0.1% w/v Lotion

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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