Who should not take Tacrolimus Ointment?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • shingles
  • skin condition caused by herpes simplex virus
  • a herpes simplex infection
  • mononucleosis, the kissing disease
  • cancer or malignancy
  • a reduction in the body's resistance to infection
  • ichthyosis lamellar
  • syndrome from birth with main symptom of scaly skin
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • graft-versus-host disease
  • malignant lymphoma

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