Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressant agents are used in the treatment of Intertrigo?

Updated: Aug 14, 2019
  • Author: Paras Vakharia, PharmD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Immunosuppressant agents

These agents exert anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting T-lymphocyte activation. They are safer than topical steroids for prolonged use or in skin folds.

Tacrolimus ointment (Protopic)

Tacrolimus ointment is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent. It should not cause steroid-type skin atrophy. Tacrolimus ointment is currently indicated only for atopic dermatitis in nonimmunocompromised patients aged 2 years and older.

Pimecrolimus (Elidel cream 1%)

Pimecrolimus is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent. It should not cause steroid-type skin atrophy. Pimecrolimus is currently indicated only for atopic dermatitis in nonimmunocompromised patients aged 2 years and older.


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