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Tacrolimus (Topical)

Basics

Name

Tacrolimus (Topical)

Pronunciation

(ta KROE li mus)

Brand Names: US

  • Protopic

Therapeutic Category

  • Calcineurin Inhibitor
  • Immunosuppressant Agent
  • Topical Skin Product

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Tacrolimus may be confused with everolimus, pimecrolimus, sirolimus, tamsulosin, temsirolimus

High alert medication:

This medication is in a class the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes among its list of drug classes that have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.

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