TACROZ OINTMENT 20 GM

Generic : Tacrolimus (0.03% w/w)

Treatment : Eczema   (Atopic Dermatitis), Organ Transplant As (Immunosuppressants)

Pack size : 20  Gm (Ointment)

Manufacturer : Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

Unit Price

$2.41

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Tacroz Ointment is used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis). 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.

Tacroz Ointment is used for external use. It should be used 2-4 times a day on the affected area or use it as suggested by the doctor. It should be applied slowly and evenly to the skin until it is rubbed in. You should not use it too often and you should not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster. You must inform your doctor if there’s no improvement even after two weeks of treatment or if the skin gets worse.

It is a safe medicine with few side effects, but you may get an application site reaction like burning, irritation, itching, and redness. This medicine is not normally recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless it is clearly needed.

 

BENEFITS OF TACROZ OINTMENT

In Prevention of organ rejection in transplant patients

Tacroz Ointment belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressants. Organ rejection happens when your immune system treats the new organ as an invader and attacks it. This medicine weakens your immune response (which usually fights infection) and reduces the chance of your body attacking the transplanted organ. It is used in combination with other medicines to make it much more likely that your transplant operation will be successful. You should continue taking the medicine and should not stop it until your doctor says so.

 

HOW TO USE TACROZ 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.

 

HOW TACROZ OINTMENT WORKS

Tacroz 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.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

No interaction found/established
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tacroz 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.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tacroz Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

No interaction found/established
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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

 

Interaction with drugs

  • CORTISONE

 

 

 

SIDE EFFECTS

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 Tacroz

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Increased thirst
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

FAQ's

Q. What is Tacroz Ointment used for?

Tacroz Ointment is a medicine that 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 steroids 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. Tacroz Ointment acts on the abnormal immune response and alters it, thereby relieving the skin inflammation and itchiness.

Q. What are the side effects of Tacroz Ointment?

Tacroz Ointment, 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 Tacroz Ointment ointment safe?

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

No, Tacroz Ointment 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 Tacroz Ointment cause cancer?

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

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size – 20 Gm

pack form – Ointment

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.