Tacroz Forte Ointment (Tacrolimus)
Also known as: Protopic, Prograf, Hecoria
Active ingredient: Tacrolimus
Product Code: PR10296
What is Tacroz Forte Ointment?
Tacroz Forte Ointment contains Tacrolimus as the generic drug and is prescribed for eczema or atopic dermatitis. It is used for short-term treatment of moderate to severe eczema which has not responded to any other treatments.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Tacrolimus belongs to the class of immunosuppressant and it suppresses the immune response by binding to certain receptors in the blood which are crucial to the production of cytokines through the calcineurin pathway. Inhibition of this pathway impedes the activation of T-cells which are responsible for the inflammatory response.
Looking after your drug
Keep it capped and in its container at room temperature, away from moisture. Do not freeze.
How to take Tacroz Forte Ointment?
Apply a thin layer to the affected skin and spread it evenly.
Apply two times a day. Continue for a week after symptoms subside.
Talk to your doctor.
If it time for your next dose then skip the missed dose. If not then apply when you remember it.
Warnings and Precautions
Limit exposure to the sun when using the medicine. Certain calcium channel blockers may react with the drug. Talk to your doctor.
Possible Side Effects
- Burning, redness or itching at the site
- Headache, stuffy nose
- Common cold like symptoms
- Allergic reaction
When Tacroz Forte Ointment should not be used?
It should not be used along with calcium channel blockers or you had a bad reaction to the drug.
How long should you take Tacroz Forte Ointment?
Continue using it for a week after the symptoms have subsided or till your doctor has prescribed.