What is Tacrolimus topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Protopic

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Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant agent in a topical preparation. It is used for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skins disorders in patients not responsive to conventional therapy or when conventional therapy is not appropriate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 7 3
Eczema 4 1
Lichen sclerosus 4 2
Atopic dermatitis 3 1
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tacrolimus topical

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 2
Itching 2
Burning pain 1
Skin irritation 1
Stinging sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tacrolimus topical

Dosage Patients
0.1 g daily 3
0.1 % twice daily 1
0.2 g daily 1
0.1% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Tacrolimus topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Tacrolimus topical

Duration

Currently taking Tacrolimus topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped taking Tacrolimus topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tacrolimus topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 2
Corticosteroids 1
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2 patient evaluations for Tacrolimus topical

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: this I only use to treat Psoriasis on my face and it works very well.

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May 23, 2012 (Started May 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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