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Tacrolimus Ointment

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Lymphoma, skin cancer, or any other type of cancer
  • A rare genetic skin condition called Netherton syndrome
  • Any infection on your skin, including chickenpox or herpes
  • A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Tacrolimus Ointment to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)

How Does Tacrolimus Ointment Work?

Atopic dermatitis is thought to occur when the immune system has an overactive response to a trigger, leading to symptoms of eczema. Tacrolimus ointment is an "immunosuppressant" medication. It is believed to treat atopic dermatitis by reducing the activity of the immune system, which helps relieve the symptoms of the condition.

Tacrolimus Ointment Information

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