Tacrolimus is a calcineuron inhibitor. Its primary use in veterinary medicine is for the treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in dogs. Tacrolimus can also be used to treat dermatologic problems such as Superficial Keratitis, Miliary Dermatitis and Atopic Dermatitis.
Tacrolimus may also be a suitable therapy for cats. In some cases, the veterinary drug may be administered to prevent organ rejection following transplant surgery.
Veterinary Medicine — Dogs and KCS
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, also known as KCS or dry eye, is an inflammatory condition. The disease is most common in the canine species. It decreases the production of tears, which can eventually lead to blindness. In some cases, KCS may be the outcome of an immune mediated condition.