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TACROLIMUS belongs to the class of immunomodulators. TACROLIMUS is used to treat eye swelling, itching and redness caused due to allergy.

Common side-effects

• Eye irritation
• Burning sensation in the eye

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Use TACROLIMUS as prescribed by your doctor. Check the label for directions before using TACROLIMUS.
• Do not swallow TACROLIMUS as it is meant for use only in the eyes. In case of accidental swallowing, please consult a doctor immediately.
• Please do not touch the tip of the ointment tube to the eye or surrounding areas as it may contaminate TACROLIMUS.


Q. How does TACROLIMUS work?
A. TACROLIMUS is an immunomodulator. TACROLIMUS works by inhibiting the action of calcineurin (a protein that activates T-cells). Thereby, decreases the production of T-lymphocytes (immune cells) that are responsible for producing chemicals causing swelling. Thereby, reduces swelling and other allergic symptoms of the eye.

Q. How to apply TACROLIMUS?
A. You are recommended to apply TACROLIMUS by holding the tube closely to the eye without touching it to avoid contamination. Then, squeeze the tube gently so that TACROLIMUS is applied inside the lower eyelid.

Q. Is TACROLIMUS safe to use during pregnancy?
A. No, TACROLIMUS is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause adverse effects on unborn baby. However, please consult a doctor before using TACROLIMUS.

Q. Can I use contact lens while using TACROLIMUS?
A. No, you are not recommended to wear contact lenses while using TACROLIMUS. Even if you notice any signs of eye infection, avoid using contact lenses.

Q. Does TACROLIMUS cause eye irritation?
A. Yes, TACROLIMUS may cause slight irritation or burning sensation in the eye. However, if the irritation persists or worsens, please consult a doctor.

Q. How to store TACROLIMUS?
A. Store TACROLIMUS at room temperature. Do not freeze. Keep TACROLIMUS out of reach and sight of children.