Tacrolimus 0.5mg 100 Capsules

Tacrolimus 0.5mg 100 Capsules
List Price: $59.00
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Code: tacro05cap
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Product Info:

Tacrolimus is one of a group of relatively new drugs called Calcineurin inhibitors. These drugs are anti-inflammatory, and immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory. The mechanism of action is through the inhibition of calcium-dependent pathways that effect the enzymatic action of Calcineurin. This, in turn, blocks the proliferation of T-lymphocytes and cytotoxic cells. When one reviews the human literature, Calcineurin inhibitors are investigated widely for use in atopic dermatitis and in organ transplant recipients. At the present time, veterinary use of tacrolimus is primarily for keratoconjuctivitis sicca in dogs and cats and immune-mediated dermatologic diseases.

Side Effects:

Tacrolimus is very well-tolerated in the ophthalmic treatment of KCS. Tacrolimus generally is well-tolerated for the localized topical treatment of dermatologic problems. GI symptoms may be encountered from ingestion of the topical ointment (licking).