Hi Um sus,
How should I use tacrolimus topical?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
If you are using this medicine on a child younger than 16 years old, use only the 0.03% ointment. The 0.1% ointment is for adults and children who are at least 16 years old, but is too strong to use on younger children.
Wash your hands before and after using tacrolimus, unless you are using the medication to treat a hand condition.
Apply the medicine in a thin layer, only to skin areas affected by eczema. Do not cover the treated skin with a bandage.
Do not bathe, shower, or swim right after applying tacrolimus topical. Water may wash off the medicine.
You may need to use a moisturizing cream or lotion to keep your skin from getting too dry. Ask your doctor about which moisturizer to use.
Tacrolimus is not for long-term use. Stop using the medicine once your symptoms have cleared up, unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 6 weeks of treatment, or if they get worse while using tacrolimus.
Store at room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep ointment tube tightly closed when not in use.
I suggest you contact your Dr. before you apply the topical solution, in order to ta a clearer picture, your Pharmacist should also be of help.
best of luck.
- Tacrolimus Information for Consumers
- Tacrolimus Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tacrolimus (detailed)
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