TACALSIS Ointment 20gm


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Drug Information for TACALSIS Ointment 20gm

What is TACALSIS Ointment used for?

TACALSIS Ointment ointment is used for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

TACALSIS Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does TACALSIS Ointment work?

TACALSIS Ointment belongs to the class of drugs called vitamin D analogue (anti-psoriatic). The drug acts by binding to certain receptors on the skin and inhibits the production of excess skin cells. Thus, it normalises the skin cells and reduces the symptoms of psoriasis.

How to apply TACALSIS Ointment?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Apply TACALSIS Ointment ointment as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Wash and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of TACALSIS Ointment ointment to the affected area and rub gently.

If you miss a dose of TACALSIS Ointment, please apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with TACALSIS Ointment?

Drugs that interact with TACALSIS Ointment include the following:

  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Calcium
  • Indapamide
  • Metolazone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of TACALSIS Ointment?

The following are the most common side effects of TACALSIS Ointment:

  • Skin redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Tingling sensating
  • Blisters

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Severe rash
  • Severe itching

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while applying TACALSIS Ointment?

  • Avoid applying the medicine if you are allergic to TACALSIS Ointment or similar drugs.
  • Avoid TACALSIS Ointment during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop applying the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to apply TACALSIS Ointment if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What special precautions should be followed while applying TACALSIS Ointment?

  • Avoid applying the medicine if you are allergic to TACALSIS Ointment or similar drugs.
  • Avoid TACALSIS Ointment during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop applying the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to apply TACALSIS Ointment if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney or other skin diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

What should you tell  your doctor before applying TACALSIS Ointment?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney or other skin diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about TACALSIS Ointment

  1. How should TACALSIS Ointment be stored?
  2. TACALSIS Ointment should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, light and moisture.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while on TACALSIS Ointment?
  4. Yes. It is advised to limit the intake of vitamin D and calcium-rich foods while using TACALSIS Ointment.

  5. How long will it take to improve the skin condition?
  6. It will take about two to four week to improve the skin condition while on TACALSIS Ointment.

  7. Should I undergo any laboratory tests while on TACALSIS Ointment?
  8. Yes. It is advised to monitor blood electrolyte levels regularly while on TACALSIS Ointment.

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