Tacrolimus is used to treat atopic dermatitis, a form of eczema.
How does the drug work?
Tacrolimus is an immunomodulating agent which blocks the chemical substance called calcineurin. Thus, it reduces the inflammation, itching, and redness of the skin.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of tacrolimus are burning sensation, tingling sensation, pain, increased sensitivity to light and itching.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. What if I forget a dose of tacrolimus? Use the missed dose soon as you remember. But if it is nearly time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
2. What to do if the tacrolimus ointment enters my eyes? If the ointment accidentally enters your eyes, wash them immediately with cold water.
3. Is tacrolimus toxic to the kidneys? Yes. Tacrolimus is a nephrotoxic drug which can impair the kidney function when used for long-term.
4. Is tacrolimus a steroid drug? No. Tacrolimus is not a steroid drug but is an immunosuppressant.
5. Can I apply the tacrolimus ointment to my child? Usually, it is not safe to use tacrolimus in children. Ask a doctor for the right drug for your child.