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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/13/2022
Commonly prescribed for: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, atopic dermatities, perianal fistula
Species: Dogs and Cats
Therapeutic Class: Macrolactam Immunomodulator
Pimecrolimus is an immunomodulatory drug from the same family as tacrolimus. These drugs were originally developed specifically for the treatment of inflammatory skin disease in people. The mechanism of action for both pimecrolimus and tacrolimus is through the inhibition of calcium-dependent pathways that effect the enzymatic action of calcineurin. This, in turn, blocks the proliferation of T lymphocytes and cytotoxic cells.
The effect of topical pimecrolimus on keratoconjunctivitis sicca and chronic superficial keratitis in dogs: results from an exploratory study.
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