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Tacrolimus: Topical ointment (0.03%)

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Tacrolimus 0.03% Top Ointment
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Tacrolimus 0.03% Top Ointment
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Tacrolimus 0.03% Top Ointment
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Tacrolimus 0.03% Top Ointment
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Tacrolimus 0.03% Top Ointment

What is this Medicine?

TACROLIMUS (ta KROE li mus) is used on the skin to treat eczema.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Tacrolimus: Topical ointment(0.03%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
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Tacrolimus 0.03% Topical Ointment

NDC: 001680417
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Atopic Dermatitis, Lichen Sclerosus, Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Tacrolimus 0.03% Topical Ointment

Reported Side Effects for Tacrolimus 0.03% Topical Ointment

Weakness Incidence:
<52.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Stomach Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
<89.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<46.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vaginal Infection Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<59.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
<36.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Hair Loss Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<19.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hyperesthesia Incidence:
<7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Ear Pain Incidence:
<14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
<40.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
<24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Depression Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<34.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
<18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<28.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<29.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Exfoliative Dermatitis Incidence:
<14.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Vocal Cords Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stiff Heart Vavle Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Chest Pain Incidence:
0.2-19.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Underactive Thyroid Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Diaphoresis Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
0.2-40.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Bruise Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Colon Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Pain Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Eyes Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Cholesterol Incidence:
0.2-57.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Photosensitivity Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dandruff Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
0.2-65.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Discoloration Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Boils Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
0.2-18.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Eyes Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Mouth Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Cataracts Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Arthropathy Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
0.2-0.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
0.2-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
1.0-69.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Hives Incidence:
1.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fever Incidence:
1.0-46.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
1.0-29.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-46.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-64.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vesicular Rash Incidence:
1.0-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Viral Kidney Damage Incidence:
1.2-14.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Hair Follicles Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
2.0-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.0-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
3.0-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
3.0-72.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
3.1-14.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
9.0-28.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
9.0-64.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Second Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Third Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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