Tacroz Tacrolimus Ointment 20g


Tacroz Forte Ointment (Tacrolimus) is a quality generic of well known Protopic Tacrolimus lotion. Tacroz can be used to deal with atopic dermatitis – more popularly known as eczema – is a form of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis), a condition where patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding. It results in itchy, red, bloated, and chapped skin. Clear fluid may come in the affected areas, which frequently thicken over time.

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What’s tacrolimus ointment and it’s mechanism of action.

Tacrolimus ointment is a topical drug (a drug that’s applied to the skin) which is utilized for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema). Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disorder of skin in which the skin becomes inflamed, causing itchiness, redness, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting, and scaling. The inflammation is caused by activation of the immune system although the reason behind the activation remains unknown. Tacrolimus ointment suppresses the immune system and also the inflammation by inhibiting an enzyme (calcineurin) crucial for the multiplication of T-cells, cells which are needed for activation of the immune system.

How can tacrolimus ointment work?

Tacrolimus ointment works on the immune system and directly on skin tissues. It binds to a receptor within the cell referred to as the FK binding proteins. This resulting drug-protein complex inhibits calcineurin which in turn reduces the activity of t-lymphocytes in the immune system.
As a consequence, t cells fail to release their cytokines (that causes inflammation, redness and itching). It seems to reduce the number of all il8 cytokine receptors on the keratinocyte, hence reducing inflammation.

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What’s tacrolimus ointment used for?

Suffering side effects from conventional therapy.
Children should only be treated using tacrolimus ointment 0.03%. A stronger ointment (0.1 percent) is also available for the adults. Various studies have shown that treatment with topical tacrolimus reveal benefits after roughly one week and maximum improvement at approximately 3 months.There’s no cure for atopic dermatitis, however, tacrolimus gives a steroid-free treatment for controlling the signs. It frequently relieves the itching and inflammation brought on by atopic dermatitis.Topical tacrolimus may also be handy for lichen planus, discoid lupus and many other inflammatory skin ailments.

How to use tacrolimus ointment

Tacrolimus ointment is a prescription medicine and should be utilized only as instructed by your physician. Initial treatment is going to be for a brief period to estimate the response. If it’s effective it can be continued long-term (6-12 months) if required. A thin layer of ointment ought to be rubbed in gently and thoroughly onto the affected area(s) twice daily.To prevent frequent recurrences, it may be helpful to employ it to previously affected areas two or three times weekly.

Side effects of tacrolimus ointment

Most patients endure tacrolimus ointment nicely. The most common side effect that can be experienced around the site of application is that a feeling of heat or even a sensation of burning. This is usually mild to moderate in severity and goes off within a couple of days after starting treatment. But if this reaction persists for more than one week then you must see your physician. Other less common side effects include headache, fever, nausea, flu-like signs, muscle aches, and in treated areas, infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis) and acne.Unlike topical corticosteroids, topical tacrolimus will not cause thinning of skin, so it can be used to regions of skin which are thin such as the head, neck and flexures.

Can it be tacrolimus ointment safe to carry if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Only small amounts of tacrolimus are absorbed from the ointment, and it is not known if these amounts are somewhat toxic to the embryo. Among women who have obtained oral tacrolimus whereas pregnant, high potassium levels and kidney injury have been reported in their newborns. So, tacrolimus ointment can be used during pregnancy.

What’s the dose for tacrolimus ointment?

It is placed on the affected areas of skin two times per day. The 0.1% concentration of tacrolimus ointment is approved for the treatment of adults, while the 0.03% concentration is qualified for the treatment of both children (ages 2 and older) and adults.

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0.03% Tacrolimus, 0.1% Tacrolimus


10gm, 20gm

16 reviews for Tacroz Tacrolimus Ointment 20g

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    I think I was suffering from topical steroid withdrawal, and tried to get off of them once my skin was dry, red, and flaky. I thought I was out of options until I remembered the Tacroz generic, tacrolimus. I asked my doctor about it, and she was able to prescribe it to me. So far, it’s cleared up my skin, although I do I have red skin on my thighs. I get itchy and keep causing more eczema or sores due to scratching, and I’m unaware of the allergens causing it. It does burn, and I’m odd, I think it feels good sometimes, especially in the winter. I recommend it for eczema sufferers, because I’ve used it in the past, and it’s worked, and as an adult now, it’s working again for me. Topical steroids have failed me

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    My Dr. prescribed this ointment in conjunction with memetisone cream. I had a severe reaction with red, hot, weepy, itchy, thin feeling skin that bleed with lightest scratch. Per Dr. I stopped using memetisone and just used tacrolimus, from there skin dried up and became very scaley, still itchy, thin feeling and painful. The ointment also made my skin feel vey dry

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I developed eczema on my eyelids and originally treated it with a eucerin cream. While that moisturized the area well, my eyelids were still swollen and constantly itchy. My doctor later prescribed this to treat it and warned me about the burning sensation during the first 24 hours. As many people have mentioned after the first application the skin begins to feel like its burning and mine became very red, it was miserable. However, after the first day that goes away and within a week I had normal eyes again! I am so happy with this ointment, I honestly thought I would never have normal eyes again.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    We’re using Tacroz on my daughter at the moment and it really seems to be working. I thought I had to mention after reading everyone’s comments about the burning, that our doctor has said not to put it on inflammed skin. The skin should first be calmed with steroids and as soon as it has, then the tacroz can be applied. We spent 5 days using cortisone all over my daughters body and then started using tacroz. She would have told us immediately if there had been any burning. I’m sure this won’t help everyone but hopefully it may help someone

  5. Rated 1 out of 5

    Used this for my eczema around my mouth, instant regret as soon as I applied it. Washed it off immediately but it continued to burn for 3 days. It was red in that area for a few days too. In the shower, and every time I breathed outta my nose the heat seemed to ignite the burning. It was torture

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tacroz has been awesome for my face and hands. My dermatitis started in my teens and left me with weepy/bleeding scales on my knuckles, upper lip, nose, eyebrows and eyelids. tacroz wasn’t around and used Westcort cream, along with many stronger topical steroids. Flash forward to today. My skin is extremely thin all over my face, but thankfully no cataracts (applied steroids everywhere). Is tacroz a miracle drug? No, but it’s the only thing available to stop my AD on the face. First application causes stinging/burning/HOT sensation. After you get past that first day, my symptoms go away. I continue applying until the skin has healed. Then, I stop it. When the eczema starts coming back, I start applying it again

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    About a year ago, I developed a white patch close to my mouth (vitiligo) about 1 cm in diameter. I ignored it for a few months hoping that it would go away, but when then I went on holiday to the beach and the strong sun made it bigger and more evident. Moreover, three additional spots appeared on my chin. When I got back I went to dermatologist who said it was vitiligo and prescribed tacroz 0.1 (tacrolimus) and within a month the first large spot had gone. I still have the little spots on my chin, but they are getting smaller (it has been 3 months now, but I am still hopeful). If you have vitiligo on your face and it’s not widespread it may work for you too, but do consult a doctor, since the drug is not officially recognised as a cure for vitiligo

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have used tacrolimus for a year now. My doctor switched me from steroid creams because i refused to use it due to how damaging it was to my skin. This stuff works great. I find it works just as well as steroid creams, if not better and comes with the added benefit of not destroying the skin. Also, ive noticed once i stop using the cream after a flare up, my eczema doesn’t come back and in a more aggressive form that sometimes happens with steroid based creams. I will say though, this stuff make you itch like crazy. Drive you insane type of itch. Sometimes i hold on for a couple of hours then have to wash the affected skin to remove it. But if you can resist the itch, the next day brings wonders and a couple of days brings clear skin.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    A drug may work well for some, and not so well for others. I am happy to report that tacroz ointment is pretty much a miracle drug for me. I had developed a severe case of blepharitis, or contact dermatitis, around my eyes. They were red, itching, flaking, burning, and swollen. I looked and felt like hell. Within 24 hours, I was 75% better. And a few days later, symptoms were pretty much gone. I continued to use it for approximately 3 weeks. Now, when a symptom starts to flare up, I apply it for only a day or so to control it

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have suffered like many others for years with rubbish skin. Had every steriod under the sun but wanted to try and stop the problem from happening in the first place. I was prescribed Tacroz. Yes, at first it burns like hell, but that to me is it working and I suffer it. As I continue to use it this burning doesn’t happen and it has left me with lovely skin. I have found however that I did not apply on the Thursday and had some alcohol on the Friday thinking the cream would be out of my system, but definately not! My face became very flushed when I started drinking but then calmed down. My eyelids and area around the eye was completely swollen the following morning and has just got worse….will need to monitor this.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m on Tacroz 0,1% for only two days, and it has helped a lot, i think, in a week of daily usage two times per day, my AD will be gone. It has made HUGE improvement already. Only First time made my skin abnormaly itchy, as well as burning sensation followed, but in my second day, these bad sensations has decreased a lot, only itches a bit. I really am excited about this medication, very grayeful to doctor who prescribed Tacroz. I feel really happy at the moment, after years and years of depressed mood and damaged skin.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Used super potent steroid creams for 10 months on my Lichen simplex chronicus that did not work and made skin condition worse. 2 weeks of tacroz and condition is almost gone

  13. Rated 2 out of 5

    I have atopic blepharo-dermatitis and eczema. I used tacroz tacrolimus ointment 0.1% cream for my eylids swelling and redness. I first experienced dryness after a year of intermittent use. I only spent less than 30g in 1.5 yrs with tacroz. Yesterday I experienced tightness 5 on the scale from 0 to 10, and also pain. I took 500mg Tylenol but the tightness remained the next day. I get temporary relief with warm water massage but only for 10 minutes. I got panic attack as the result

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    I have severe eczema on my face, which is not only embarrassing but very uncomfortable. I was so desperate I was putting steroid creams around my eyes, which everyone knows is not the best idea. My eyelids were so swollen I didn’t have a choice. I saw a dermatologist who prescribed tacroz tacrolimus ointment, but with all the warnings I was afraid to use it at first. I became so desperate I applied only a little bit, and was amazed at the results. After a day or two the inflammation is completely gone. The only major side effect is that it can make your skin feel very HOT, which gets worse with sun exposure or when consuming alcohol. But for me, it’s worth it. This drug is a miracle for someone like me, I recommend it highly

  15. Rated 1 out of 5

    A terrible burning sensation on the skin for several hours after using it. Stopped using it after 2 applications due to this severe side effect. Seek out alternative therapies

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tacroz does the job. My intermittent atopic dermatitis affects small areas of my face along the nose, eyebrows, some hairline at eyebrow level, forehead, and patches on both sides of the chin. When redness shows up, light application of Tacroz clears affected areas within 2 to 3 days without fail

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