Tacroz Forte Ointment, which contains Tacrolimus, is used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema) by suppressing the activity of certain immune cells that cause inflammation of the skin. This relieves itching and improves rashes in atopic dermatitis. It is used externally, and the recommended usage is 2-4 times a day on the affected area, as suggested by the doctor. It is important not to use it too often or cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster.
Tacroz Forte Ointment is also used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients. It belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressants, which weaken the immune response and reduce the chance of the body attacking the transplanted organ. This medicine is used in combination with other medicines to increase the chances of a successful transplant operation. It is important to continue taking the medicine and not to stop it until the doctor advises it.
While Tacroz Forte Ointment is generally safe, it may cause application site reactions such as burning, irritation, itching, and redness. Other common side effects include diarrhea, increased glucose level in blood, increased thirst, kidney damage, liver damage, nausea, and stomach pain. Most side effects do not require medical attention and disappear as the body adjusts to the medicine. However, if they persist or cause concern, consult with a doctor.
Tacroz Forte Ointment 10 gm suppresses the over-reaction of immune cells in the skin to a stimulus, reducing allergic reaction and inflammation. It also suppresses T and B lymphocytes, cells in the immune system that attack foreign invaders, helping prevent organ rejection in transplanted patients and assisting the body in accepting the new organ.
Tacroz Forte Ointment 10 gm should be used on clean and dry skin and gently massaged into the affected area. It should only be used externally and not come into contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth as it may cause irritation. It is best taken on an empty stomach or at least 1 hour before or 2-3 hours after a meal. The medication comes in 0.10% strength ointment form and is manufactured by Glenmark. It is available in pack sizes of 1 tube, 3 tubes, or 6 tubes.