Tacrolimus (Topical)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Tacrolimus (Topical)?

(ta KROE li mus)

• This medicine is used to treat skin irritation. It may take 2 weeks to see the full effect.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• The risk of cancer is higher after using this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• If you are receiving any form of light therapy, talk with healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes,...