Manufactured by Glenmark, Tacroz Forte with 0.1% Tacrolimus ointment is a quality alternative to well known Protopic tacrolimus cream. The ointment is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema.
Eczema is a type of skin condition in which patches of the skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding. It results in red, itchy, swollen, and cracked skin. A colourless fluid may come from the affected areas, which often thicken over time.
How Does Tacroz Forte 0.1 Work?
Tacrolimus in the ointment suppresses the immune system and the inflammation by hindering an enzyme essential for the multiplication of T-cells, the cells that are required for the activation of the immune system. The tacrolimus ointment was approved for the treatment of eczema in December 2000.
How to Use Tacrolimus Ointment?
Tacroz forte ointment is applied directly to the affected skin. It is generally recommended to apply the ointment twice a day for a period of about 6 weeks to see any noticeable results. If you don’t observe any changes or improvements in your condition after that, consult your doctor for further treatment.
- Wash your hands and the affected area; dry them and wait for at least 10-15 minutes to let them dry completely.
- Apply a thin layer of tacroz ointment to all the affected areas of the skin. Rub the ointment to get absorbed into the skin.
- Wash your hands with soap and water to remove any leftover ointment after applying.
- Don’t wash your hands if they are the affected ones.
- You may cover the treated area with normal clothing, but don’t use any bandages, dressings or wraps.
- Don’t wash off the ointment from the affected areas.
- Apply to the affected areas twice daily or as directed by your doctor.
- Avoid contact with eyes, mouth and nose.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, nose and open wounds. In case of accidental contact, wash thoroughly with plenty of water.
- Not to be used by the women who are pregnant or breastfeeding unless instructed by the doctor.
- Inform the doctor if you are allergic to any of its ingredients prior to using it.
- The ointment makes skin sensitive to the sun. Limit your exposure to the sun. Use protective clothing and good quality sunscreen before stepping out in the sun
Side Effects of Tacrolimus Ointment
You may experience some side effects of using tacrolimus ointment although the effects are usually mild- itching, burning, redness, redness, headache, allergic reactions and flu symptoms. If any of these conditions persist or worsen, consult your doctor at once and stop using the ointment.