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Tacrolimus (Protopic)

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Tacrolimus (Protopic) is an immunosuppressant produced by the fungus Streptomyces tsukubaensis. Fujisawa laboratories discovered Tacrolimus in 1984. The first publications of experimental data appeared in 1987 and clinical trials started in 1989. Topical Tacrolimus become available for prescription around 1999.
Tacrolimus is available as an ointment, an intravenous infusion and in 1mg and 5mg capsules. The [...]

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Pimecrolimus (Elidel)

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Pimecrolimus (Elidel) is an immunosuppressant derived from Ascomycin. Ascomycin is produced by the fungus Streptomyces hygroscopicus. Topical Pimecrolimus (Elidel) become available for prescription around 2001.
Pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream comes in one strength (1%) and is available in 30g, 60g and 100g tubes. The most important use for Pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream is to treat Atopic Dermatitis. The [...]

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