Patients who have not responded well to (or shouldn't take) conventional eczema treatments might use this type of tacrolimus to treat the skin condition known as eczema (atopic dermatitis). Eczema is an allergic-like disorder that results in skin that is red, inflamed, and irritating. In order to reduce allergic reactions and treat eczema, this medication weakens the immune system that protects the skin. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are a class of medications that includes tacrolimus (TCIs). If you have a history of a specific rare genetic disease, this drug is not advised for you.
Before starting tacrolimus and each time you obtain a refill, read the medication guide that your pharmacist has provided. You should speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Prior to using this medication, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water. Typically twice daily, or as instructed by your doctor, apply a small coating to the affected skin areas. The drug should be thoroughly and gently rubbed into the skin. Unless your hands are being treated, wash your hands after using this product. After taking this medication, use a moisturizer if your doctor advises it.
Follow the medication's directions exactly. When your eczema has cleared up, your doctor might advise you to stop using it. If your symptoms return, though, you should resume using it. To learn more, speak to your doctor.
During the first few days of treatment, stinging, burning, discomfort, or itching in the area of treated skin is possible. Headache, acne, folliculitis, stomach upset, flu-like symptoms (including fever, chills, runny nose, sore throat, and muscle aches), or heightened sensitivity to heat, cold, pain, and touch can also happen. Inform your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if any of these side effects persist or get worse.
Keep in mind that your doctor has recommended this medication because they believe it will benefit you more than it will harm you. Many users of this medicine report no significant negative effects.
If you have any severe side effects, such as extreme fatigue, back, joint, or muscular discomfort, the emergence of any skin diseases or sores (such as chicken pox, shingles, lip sores, tumours, or warts), or chest trouble, call your doctor immediately away.