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Tacrolimus

Tacrolimus Prescription
Generic Name: tacrolimus topical (ta KROE li mus)
Brand Name: Protopic
Physician reviewed tacrolimus topical patient information - includes tacrolimus topical description, dosage and directions.

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Tacrolimus Drug Information:

Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant. It works by decreasing your body's immune system. Tacrolimus topical (for the skin) is used to treat severe atopic dermatitis (eczema). Tacrolimus may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use tacrolimus topical if you are allergic to it. Before using tacrolimus topical, tell your doctor if you have skin cancer or a skin infection (including herpes or chickenpox), any genetic skin disorder (such as Netherton's syndrome), a weak immune system, kidney disease, or swelling, redness, or irritation of large areas of your skin. Learn more

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Tacrolimus Medicare Coverage

Tacrolimus Medicare Overview

Does Medicare cover Tacrolimus?

Yes

100% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.
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CO-PAY RANGE

$5 – $191

In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.

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Tacrolimus Side Effects

In Summary

Commonly reported side effects of tacrolimus topical include: burning sensation of skin and pruritus. Other side effects include: herpes zoster infection, varicella zoster infection, and vesicobullous dermatitis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to tacrolimus topical: topical ointment

Warning

Topical route (Ointment)

Long-term safety of topical calcineurin inhibitors has not been established and rare cases of malignancy (eg, skin and lymphoma) have been reported in patients treated with topical calcineurin inhibitors, including tacrolimus ointment. Avoid continuous long-term use in any age group, and apply to limited areas of involvement with atopic dermatitis. Not indicated for use in children younger than 2 years of age. Only 0.03% tacrolimus ointment is indicated for use in children 2 to 15 years of age.

Along with its needed effects, tacrolimus topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking tacrolimus topical:

Incidence not known

  • Agitation
  • black, tarry stools
  • bloody urine
  • burning or stinging sensation of the face
  • change in size, shape, or color of an existing mole
  • coma
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • depression
  • fever
  • general feeling of illness
  • growth or bump on skin
  • hostility
  • increase in bone pain
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased thirst
  • irritability
  • lethargy
  • looks very ill
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of bladder control
  • lower back or side pain
  • mole that leaks fluid or bleeds
  • muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
  • muscle twitching
  • nausea
  • new mole
  • rapid weight gain
  • red rash with watery, yellow-colored, or pus filled blisters
  • redness of the face
  • seizures
  • small, red skin lesion, growth, or bump usually on the face, ears, neck, hands, or arms
  • sore that will not heal
  • spider-like blood vessels on the face
  • stupor
  • sudden loss of consciousness
  • swelling of the face, ankles, lower legs, hands, or fingers
  • swollen glands
  • thick, yellow to honey-colored crusts
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • yellow skin and eyes

Some side effects of tacrolimus topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Cough
  • fever
  • general aches and pains
  • headache
  • itching skin—in children
  • loss of appetite
  • skin burning
  • skin flushing in areas of ointment application when drinking alcohol
  • sneezing
  • weakness

Less common

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • acne
  • back pain
  • belching
  • burning, itching, or pain in hairy areas
  • chills
  • cyst
  • flushing
  • heartburn
  • increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • increased skin sensitivity
  • indigestion
  • itching eyes
  • joint pain
  • muscle aches or pain
  • pain in the eye
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • pus at root of the hair
  • rash
  • redness in the eye
  • runny nose
  • severe skin rash or hives
  • skin blisters—in children
  • skin tingling
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • stuffy nose
  • swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • swollen glands
  • tightness of the chest
  • troubled breathing or wheezing
  • watery eyes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tacrolimus topical: topical ointment

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Lymphadenopathy, peripheral edema, hypertension

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tachycardia, syncope, valvular heart disease, vasodilation

Dermatologic

Very common (10% or more): Skin burning (26%), pruritus (22%), skin infection (12%)

Common (1% to 10%): Erythema, herpes simplex, pustular rash, folliculitis, urticaria, maculopapular rash, fungal dermatitis, acne, sunburn, skin disorder, vesiculobullous rash, skin tingling, face edema, dry skin, benign skin neoplasm, varicella zoster/herpes zoster, contact dermatitis, eczema, cellulitis, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cutaneous moniliasis, furunculosis, leukoderma, seborrhea, skin carcinoma, skin discoloration, skin hypertrophy, skin ulcer, sweating, rosacea

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection, dysmenorrhea

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Breast neoplasm benign, cystitis, vaginal moniliasis, vaginitis

Frequency not reported: Unintended pregnancy

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, dyspepsia, periodontal abscess, tooth disorder, alopecia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Colitis, constipation, cramps, dehydration, dry mouth/nose, gastritis, GI disorder, hernia, mouth ulceration, nail disorder, photosensitivity reaction, rectal disorder, stomatitis, tooth caries

Endocrine

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypothyroidism

Hematologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anemia, ecchymosis

Hepatic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bilirubinemia

Immunologic

Very common (10% or more): Influenza-like illness (28%)

Common (1% to 10%): Infection

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abscess, moniliasis, bullous impetigo, osteomyelitis,

Hypersensitivity

Very common (10% or more): Allergic reaction (11%)

Local

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Application site edema, application site burning, application site warmth, application site erythema, application site pain, application site irritation, application site paresthesia, application site rash

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Alcohol intolerance

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia, arthrosis, hypercholesterolemia

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, myalgia, arthralgia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Arthritis, arthrosis, bone disorder, bursitis, chest pain, hypertonia, joint disorder, neck pain, tendon disorder

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Hyperesthesia, paresthesia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness, migraine, taste perversion

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal vision, blepharitis, conjunctival edema, dry eyes, eye pain

Frequency not reported: Ophthalmic herpes infection

Oncologic

Postmarketing reports: Lymphomas, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Otitis media, pain, asthenia, cyst, ear pain

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Malaise, chills, ear disorder, edema, otitis externa

Psychiatric

Common (1% to 10%): Insomnia, depression

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anxiety, thinking abnormal

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Cough, asthma, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dyspnea, epistaxis, laryngitis, lung disorder

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Tacrolimus (www.drugs.com/mtm/tacrolimus-topical.html).