Tacroz .03% (10 gm)
|Strength||.03% (10 gm)|
Tacroz .03% (10gm)
Tacroz Ointment contains Tacrolimus, a macrolide immunosuppressant for topical use only. It effectively treats eczema in adults and children two years of age and older who do not have a weakened immune system. The topical formulation is used on the skin for short periods, and if required, the topical therapy may be repeated with breaks in between.
How to use (infographics and instructions)
Use Tacroz ointment as advised by the doctor. Apply on the areas of your skin that have eczema. Use the topical formulation for a short period as required; treatment may be repeated with breaks in between. Discontinue therapy when the symptoms of eczema, such as rash, itching and redness, go away or as directed by your dermatologist. Follow your doctor’s advice if signs of eczema return with Tacroz ointment. Talk to your doctor immediately if your symptoms get worse despite applying for the medicine as recommended or if you get an infection on your skin.
To apply Tacroz ointment:
- Wash your hands before applying for the medicine
- Apply a thin all over the affected skin twice daily.
- Make sure you use the smallest amount of Tacrolimus ointment required to control the signs of eczema.
- Do not bathe or swim after applying the medicine, as this could wash off this medicine.
- You can use the moisturizer with Tacroz ointment. Discuss with your doctor the best skin care products for you. Patients with eczema develop very dry skin; therefore, it is important to maintain good skin care practices. If you choose to use moisturizer to overcome dry skin issues, then refer to using it after Tacroz ointment
Precautions (warning, allergy, things to remember)
Tacroz 0.3% should not be used in patients allergic to Tacroz ointment or other ingredients. It is not used on children younger than two years of age.
Before you start the medication, let your doctor know of all the medical conditions, including if you;
- Have any skin infection, including chicken pox or herpes
- Have a rare inherited condition called Netherton’s syndrome
- Have you been told you have a weakened immune system
- Are you pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Let your doctor know of all the medicines you take and skin products you use, including prescription and non-prescription products, vitamins, and herbal preparations.
Do not expose yourself to sunlight during the topical treatment. If you need to be outdoors after applying Tacrolimus ointment, wear protective clothing to protect the treated area from the skin.
Do not cover the treated area with bandages, dressings or wraps. You can wear normal clothes.
Avoid getting the medication into your eye or mouth. Do not swallow the medication if you do; please call your doctor.
Side effects of Tacroz .03% (10gm)
The most common side effects of Tacroz ointment at the application site are stinging, itching, or burning the treated skin. These side effects are usually mild to moderate, are mostly reported during the initial days of treatment, and usually, resolve as your skin heals. Speak to your doctor if you have a skin infection or if side effects continue to bother you.