FAQs ABOUT TBIS
What is the use of TBIS?
TBIS is used to treat and prevent moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) when other conventional therapies fail to provide adequate results.
How TBIS works?
TBIS 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 TBIS?
Apply a small amount of TBIS 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 TBIS?
TBIS is for topical use only. Avoid contact of TBIS 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 TBIS 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 TBIS 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 TBIS safe?
TBIS 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 TBIS?
The most common side effects of applying TBIS 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 TBIS?
If you forgot to apply a dose of TBIS, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of TBIS, skip the missed dose and apply the next one regularly. Do not apply a double dose of TBIS to compensate for the missed ones.
How long will it take for TBIS to heal my condition?
You need to apply TBIS 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 TBIS?
Avoid using any other topical medicines along with TBIS without consulting your doctor.
Can TBIS be used in pregnant women?
TBIS should be used in pregnant women only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.
Can TBIS be used in children?
TBIS 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 TBIS for psoriasis?
TBIS 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 TBIS for my 4-year-old son?
TBIS 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.