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Tacrolimus Ointment 003 For Lips
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
From 1yr I am hvng lip allergy with dryness, scaling, burining & itching sensation. I am using tacrolimus, but when I stop using it, allergy is back.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The doc prescribed tacrolimus ointment 0.1% w/w to be applied twice a day for a small white patch on face. After nearly 3 months, it's still there.
Revisit again: Best is to go back and your doctor re-evaluate. You might need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Wich is better in general, prograf or cyclosporin? For the kidney, I really want the best for my kidney and my health, please?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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