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Tacrolimus Drug Information

Certain people who have moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis may benefit from the ointment form of tacrolimus (Prograf®, Protopic®). This prescription medicine is also available in the form of capsules and an intravenous (IV) injection, which are approved for preventing an organ rejection following a kidney, liver, or heart transplant.
 
While most people tolerate tacrolimus well, side effects can occur and may include headaches, tremors, and kidney problems. In most cases, reactions to this drug are minor and generally easy to treat. Before taking this drug, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Tacrolimus. This full-length article offers more details on how this medication works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
 

Tacrolimus Drug Information

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