Tacroz 0.1% (10 gm)

Tacrolimus
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Description

SKU 1043
US Brand Name Protopic
Strength 0.1% (10 gm)
Generic Name Tacrolimus
Manufacturer Glenmark


Description of the Drug

Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressive agent, which is a macrolide calcineurin inhibitor. It has immunoregulatory properties and prevents autoimmunity; a process by which the body, abnormally reacts to its cellular products. It acts on the cell of the immune system, called T-cell, which is usually involved in auto-immune reactions.

Indications and Usage

Tacrolimus is used topically for atopic dermatitis (eczema); a chronic allergic skin disorder. The disease results in inflamed, itchy, red, swollen, and cracked patches on the skin. Tacrolimus relieves these symptoms by inhibiting an enzyme (calcineurin) which is crucial for the multiplication of T-cells. The Tacroz-0.03% (10gm) ointment is used for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in people who have normal immune systems, but have not responded to other topical treatments.

Dosage and Administration

1. Recommended dose:

The 0.03% concentration ointment is approved for the treatment of both, children and adults. The 0.1% concentration of Tacrolimus cream is approved for the treatment of adults with severe atopic dermatitis. It is applied to the affected skin areas twice daily.

2. Method of Application: 

Please refer to medical guidance provided by your doctor before you buy Tacroz-0.03% (10 gm) ointment online. Wash your hands and affected areas with soap and water and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of ointment to the affected area, twice daily. Rub the ointment into the areas gently and completely. Wash hands after applying the cream. Use a moisturizer or lotion, if required. Do not cover the areas with a bandage, unless directed to do so. Avoid getting the medicine near eyes, ears, or nose. Wash thoroughly if it enters these areas. Do not apply it onto open wounds. Do not bathe, swim, or shower after applying this product. Allow the medicine to be absorbed completely. This product is meant for topical use only.

3. Missed dose:

When you remember, apply ointment to affected areas unless it is time for the next scheduled application.

4. Overdose:

This drug may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, seek immediate medical help. Excess application to affected areas may result in redness, increased sensitivity, and discomfort, etc.

Forms and Strengths

Tacrolimus in the ointment form comes in two concentrations: 0.03% and 0.1%. Ointments are prescribed in atopic dermatitis cases.
Tacrolimus is also available in the form of tablets (Pangraf 0.5 mg, Pangraf 1 mg, and Pangraf 5 mg). The drug is prescribed orally to prevent rejection of donor grafts after organ transplantations or in cases of ulcerative colitis. You can buy Tacroz ointment-0.03% (10gm) online at a reasonable price.

Contraindications

Tacrolimus may result in impaired kidney function in newborns. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take the drug.
This drug should not be used in children who are younger than two years.

Warnings and Precautions

Long-term safety reports for this drug are not known. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor if you have: swollen lymph nodes, skin, or other cancers. Cancers have been reported in patients using Tacrolimus in some cases. If you detect unusual lumps, swollen glands, or growths (especially on the skin), after applying the ointment, contact your doctor immediately.

Before using this medication, inform your doctor if you have skin infections (e.g., herpes, shingles), other skin conditions, or kidney disease.

This ointment is to be used only when other topical creams have not produced the desired effect or if the patient is allergic to other alternatives.

Do not use the ointment for a longer period. Consult your doctor and resume treatment with appropriate breaks. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve after six weeks of using this medication or if your condition worsens.

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to this drug or other macrolide medications (e.g., sirolimus, erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin).

This drug may increase your sensitivity towards alcohol. Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Tacrolimus may interfere with your response to vaccines. Consult your doctor for scheduling your vaccinations accordingly.

This ointment makes you prone towards sun damage. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing whenever you go out.

Side effects

The common side effects of the medicine include, redness, burning, itching, Flu-like symptoms, allergic reactions, and headaches. Severe side effects include unusual tiredness, back/joint/muscle pain, skin infections, or sores. Seek immediate medical help if any symptoms of an allergic reaction occur, e.g., rash, itching, and swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or breathing difficulties.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions are unlikely because absorption of Tacrolimus through the skin is minimal. However, before you buy Tacroz-0.03% (10 gm) online, please consult your doctor for possible interactions with other drugs you may be consuming.

Ingredients

The ointment contains 0.03% Tacrolimus in a cream base. The drug suppresses inflammation in a similar way to steroids, and is as effective as a mid potency-steroid.

Storage information

Store the medicine at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
Keep it away from children and pets.

Manufacturer

Tacroz-0.03% (10 gm) is manufactured by the Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a pharmaceutical company based in Tennessee, USA. You can easily buy Tacroz ointment 0.03% (10 gm) online from our website and have it delivered to your doorstep.

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