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Tacrolimus ointment, also known as Protopic, is a reliable solution for treating and managing severe atopic dermatitis (eczema). It is a non-steroid topical medication approved as a second-line treatment for eczema in non-immunocompromised children and adults.
Tacrolimus ointment contains tacrolimus 0.03% or 0.1% as the main ingredient. The medicine is ideal for patients who cannot use other medications to treat eczema for various reasons or whose condition is non-responsive to other treatments.
Besides treating eczema, you can use tacrolimus ointment for other immunological skin disorders. These include vitiligo, lichen planus, psoriasis, pyoderma gangrenosum, alopecia areata, and discoid lupus.
Tacrolimus can effectively manage eczema and reduce the itching, swelling, and inflammation associated with the condition. Unlike steroid treatments, tacrolimus ointment does not cause skin thinning. You can therefore use it on your face, neck, and flexures. The medicine is ideal for various immunological skin conditions including, discoid lupus, psoriasis, and vitiligo.
Administer tacrolimus ointment according to your doctor’s instructions. Avoid using too much or too little of the ointment, or using it longer than your doctor recommends. When administering tacrolimus ointment, wash your hands and then apply a thin layer of the ointment on the affected area, and rub it in slowly and gently. Do not cover the area with a bandage, wrap, or dressing after applying the medication, although you can cover it with normal clothing.
Wash your hands with water and soap after application. If you are treating your hands, don’t wash them after applying the ointment. Also, avoid showering or swimming immediately after using the medicine, as water can wash away the treatment. Since eczema usually occurs on dry skin, you may use moisturizers after applying the treatment. Inform your doctor about your skincare products to ensure you are using the right ones for you.
Tacrolimus 0.1% is only for use by 16 year-olds and above, while children between 2 and 15 years should use Tacrolimus 0.03%. Tacrolimus ointment is not for use for kids under 2 years.
Always use the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. When treating eczema, apply the ointment to clean, dry skin twice a day. Since you may forget to use the treatment, it is advisable to apply it at the same time every day.
If you miss your dose, use the medication as soon as you remember it, unless it is close to your next dose. In that case, you may forego the skipped dose and resume your normal dosage. Do not use extra medication to compensate for the missed dose.
Tacrolimus ointment may have side effects. However, some side effects tend to go away as your body adjusts to the treatment. Common side effects include:
You should discontinue treatment and contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following serious side effects:
To prevent adverse reactions to the medicine, you should observe the following precautions when using Tacrolimus ointment.
Drug interactions can alter how your treatment works or increase the severity of side effects. While most medications may not result in adverse interaction with tacrolimus ointment, inform your doctor if you are using any vitamins, supplements, or medications including,
Besides medication, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant before using tacrolimus ointment.
Store the medicine at room temperatures and away from excess heat and moisture. Also, keep the lid tightly closed and store it out of reach of children. Don’t leave the medicine in the car during hot or cold weather.
You can order your tacrolimus ointment from Kiwi Drug in the UK upon an online doctor's approval. Shipping is available for both local and global orders.