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Is intake of Tacrolimus harmful during pregnancy?

hi,I have got small white spots on my back, shoulder, waist and legs. When i consulted with skin specialists, they have diagnosed the disease as vitiligo. I have been prescribed Tacrolimus ointment 0.1% and flutivate ointment. It has just been a couple of days that i have been using them. Through internet browsing i got to know that it takes time to be healed. However, what is stressing me is if these are harmful for pregnancy. I am 28 years old and we are thinking of conceiving. How safe are these ointments???
Sat, 19 Sep 2020
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Hi,

Tacrolimus is NOT pregnancy safe and should be avoided during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the fetus.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. David Girardi, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Is intake of Tacrolimus harmful during pregnancy?

Hi, Tacrolimus is NOT pregnancy safe and should be avoided during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the fetus. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. David Girardi, Internal Medicine Specialist