FAQs ABOUT TALIMUS OINTMENT
What is the use of TALIMUS OINTMENT?
TALIMUS OINTMENT is used to treat and prevent moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) when other conventional therapies fail to provide adequate results.
How TALIMUS OINTMENT works?
TALIMUS OINTMENT is an immunosuppressive agent. It works by blocking the release of certain chemicals in the body (such as T-cells) that cause allergic and inflammatory reactions. When applied topically, it suppresses the immune system and prevents the abnormal immune response towards allergens. This reduces skin dryness, redness, itching and inflammation associated with auto-immune skin conditions.
How to use TALIMUS OINTMENT?
Apply a small amount of TALIMUS OINTMENT into the affected skin areas or directed by the physician. It is for topical use only. Wash your hands before and after application unless your hands are also treated.
What precautions must be followed while using TALIMUS OINTMENT?
TALIMUS OINTMENT is for topical use only. Avoid contact of TALIMUS OINTMENT with your eyes, mouth, ears, nose or with open wounds. Do not cover the application site with bandages, dressings or clothes. Wash your hands before and after application. Before using TALIMUS OINTMENT inform your doctor if you have any other skin disease apart from eczema such as skin cancer, skin infections or any inherited skin barrier disease. Consult your doctor before using TALIMUS OINTMENT if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid exposing your skin towards direct sunlight and wear protective loose-fitting clothes and sunscreen while going outdoors.
Is TALIMUS OINTMENT safe?
TALIMUS OINTMENT may cause skin irritation, burning sensation, redness and warmth at the site of application. Consult your doctor if this bothers you.
What are the common side effects of using TALIMUS OINTMENT?
The most common side effects of applying TALIMUS OINTMENT are skin irritation, burning sensation, redness or warmth at the site of application. Consult your doctor if this side effect troubles you.
What to do if I forget to apply TALIMUS OINTMENT?
If you forgot to apply a dose of TALIMUS OINTMENT, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of TALIMUS OINTMENT, skip the missed dose and apply the next one regularly. Do not apply a double dose of TALIMUS OINTMENT to compensate for the missed ones.
How long will it take for TALIMUS OINTMENT to heal my condition?
You need to apply TALIMUS OINTMENT as long as your doctor prescribes you the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Can I use other topical medicines while using TALIMUS OINTMENT?
Avoid using any other topical medicines along with TALIMUS OINTMENT without consulting your doctor.
Can TALIMUS OINTMENT be used in pregnant women?
TALIMUS OINTMENT should be used in pregnant women only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.
Can TALIMUS OINTMENT be used in children?
TALIMUS OINTMENT should be used in children and adolescents (aged 16 years or above) only if prescribed by the physician. It is not recommended for use in children aged below 16 years. However, consult your doctor for advice.
Can I use TALIMUS OINTMENT for psoriasis?
TALIMUS OINTMENT is usually prescribed for the treatment of eczema. Consult your doctor for advice if you are wishing to use this medicine to treat psoriasis.
Can I use TALIMUS OINTMENT for my 4-year-old son?
TALIMUS OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children aged below 16 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable lower dose of tacrolimus for your child depending upon their age, body weight and severity of the disease.