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Female 22 years old fair complexion. I have got a pigmented lips by heridity. Now in 2years pigmentation has increased. Am now using tacrolimus ointment?

Female 22 years old fair complexion. I have got a pigmented lips by heridity. Now in 2years pigmentation has increased. Am now using tacrolimus ointment?

Hyperpigmentation: Eliminate dark areas on the lips with a fractional laser treatment. A fractional laser uses tiny pinpoints of light to penetrates both the top and middle layers of the skin to burn away the pigment. While many lasers only eliminate surface hyperpigmentation, this type of laser treatment is effective for people with dermal melasma, a type of melasma that penetrates beyond the top layer of the skin. ...Read more

Tacrolimus (Definition)

This is an immunosupressive drug used after organ transplantation or to sometimes treat refractory effects ...Read more


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Eczema - does protopic ointment (tacrolimus) work?

Eczema - does protopic ointment (tacrolimus) work?

Yes: It is not a steroid, so it is preferred on the face, especially eyelids. It is too expensive for widespread use on other areas. If you need long-term treatment in genital area, it might be appropriate. Otherwise a topical steroid is preferred. Of course attention to dry skin is basic. ...Read more

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I have the following medicines:triamcinolone 0.1 % cream, clobetasol 0.05 % ointment, and tacrolimus 0.1 % ointment. Which can I apply to my nipples?

I have the following medicines:triamcinolone 0.1 % cream, clobetasol 0.05 % ointment, and tacrolimus 0.1 % ointment. Which can I apply to my nipples?

Depends: If the problem is an itchy rash, then a low-potency cortisone such as Hydrocortisone may be helpful. Triamciolone may also be tried as long as you don't use it for more than a week. Clobetasol is likely too strong.
Tacrolimus can be used as maintenance - more to prevent recurrence than as a treatment. Consider seeing a dermatologist to find out what may be causing the problem. ...Read more

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Would protopic (tacrolimus ointment) be good for poison ivy?

Would protopic (tacrolimus ointment) be good for poison ivy?

No: Protopic is great for chronic treatment of eczema, but poison ivy needs a much more potent anti-inflammatory medication. The inflammation due to poison ivy is so severe that even the high-potency topical steroids often aren't enough; oral steroids are usually required. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tacrolimus?

What is the definition or description of: tacrolimus?

Immunosuppresive: This is an immunosupressive drug used after organ transplantation or to sometimes treat refractory effects of organ/bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Eczema - does tacrolimus work?

Eczema - does tacrolimus work?

Tacrolimus for eczem: Tacrolimus can be a very effective treatment for eczema. ...Read more

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Could I buy prograf without prescription?

Could I buy prograf without prescription?

Prograf (tacrolimus): Is a prescription medicine that can help to prevent rejection of kidney, liver, or heart transplants. I would be very wary of any internet company that would sell it without a prescription. ...Read more

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Do you have to get blood tests every week if on prograf?

Do you have to get blood tests every week if on prograf?

Depends: Tacrolimus (Program) is a immunosuppressive drug that has a narrow therapeutic index. Once you are started on the medication, you will need to get your levels checked until they are in the target range and then at least once a month. ...Read more

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For post kidney transplants, what is your duration of prograf use?

For post kidney transplants, what is your duration of prograf use?

In most instances,: A transplant recipient will be on tacrolimus (Prograf) as long as the transplanted organ continues to function. However, if adverse effects of the drug may lead to switching the drug with another class of agent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try protopic (tacrolimus) for psoriasis?

Can you tell me about it's like to try protopic (tacrolimus) for psoriasis?

See details: It is an effective topical ointment for treating psoriasis involving the face, genitals and skin folds. Toxicity risk is low. ...Read more

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Husband takes prograf and may have cancer; will cancers spread quickly on prograf?

Husband takes prograf and may have cancer; will cancers spread quickly on prograf?

Skin cancer: Prograf suppresses the immune system and does make one more prone to skin cancer. Since the vast majority of skin cancers remain localized, one need not worry about rapid spread. It is a very good idea to practice good sun sense if you are immunosuppressed. This would include coverup clothing and sunscreens when outdoors. ...Read more

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What is prograf (tacrolimus) for?

What is prograf (tacrolimus) for?

Immunosuppressant: Prograf is a powerful immune system suppressant used to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, mostly kidneys and hearts. It's use can result in a multitude of complications and thus patients using it are closely monitored. ...Read more

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Prograf (tacrolimus) causes what sort of side effects?

Prograf (tacrolimus) causes what sort of side effects?

Two types: First those related to immunosuppression. It affects t cell immunity so you can get viruses (like CMV and ebv) and rarely lymphoma. Second idiosyncratic side effects including elevated creatinine, high blood pressure and high potassium. Seizures, tremor. Hair loss. Despite all of these side effects, one of the best drugs for transplant patients. Can be used very safely. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

What are the long term side effects of daily doses of prograf?

Nephrotoxicity: Most concerning long-term adverse effect of Program (tacrolimus) is nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidneys). The drug has a narrow therapeutic index and therefore the blood level of the drug is often monitored to avoid side effects. Other known side effects include tremor, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood glucose, and hair loss. ...Read more

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Wich is better in general, prograf or cyclosporin? For the kidney, I really want the best for my kidney and my health, please?

Wich is better in general, prograf or cyclosporin? For the kidney, I really want the best for my kidney and my health, please?

Tacrolimus (Prograf): Approximately >90% of kidney transplant programs in the U.S. use tacrolimus-based maintenance immunosuppressive regimen. In many kidney transplant programs, 1-year acute rejection rate is ...Read more

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Taking Prograf XL, 0.5 mg twice daily. Tacrolimus level <2 ng/ml (ref: 5-20 ng/ml). What can cause my tacrolimus to be below the desired range?

Taking Prograf XL, 0.5 mg twice daily. Tacrolimus level <2 ng/ml (ref: 5-20 ng/ml). What can cause my tacrolimus to be below the desired range?

Drug levels: Other medications can affect the level of a medication, and sometimes there is lab error. Speak with your specialist who ordered the lab test to determine if repeat or follow up is necessary ...Read more

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How long has prograf been around for transplant patients?

Widely since 1994: Prograf or tacrolimus or fk-506 is a 23-membered macrolide lactone discovered in 1984 from the fermentation broth of a japanese soil sample that contained the bacteria streptomyces tsukubaensis. It was approved by the fda as an immunosuppressant for liver transplanation in 1994 and is now approved for all solid organ transplants. ...Read more

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