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Ashna Mariya Benny, S. Laxmipriya, Vezhavendhan N
Keywords : Tacrolimus, Triamcinolone acetonide, oral lichen planus
Citation Information : Benny AM, Laxmipriya S, N V. Effectiveness of Tacrolimus over Triamcinolone Acetonide in The Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus. 2018; 8 (1):16-18.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 20-08-2020
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).
Aim: The aim of the review article was to compare the efficacy of topical Tacrolimus ointment with that of Triamcinolone acetonide ointment on patients suffering from oral lichen planus. Materials and method: A review study was done to analyse the efficacy of topical Tacrolimus ointment with that of Triamcinolone acetonide ointment on patients suffering from oral lichen planus. Over 5 articles were referred from Pubmed and Google database meeting our eligibility criteria (August 2006 - December 2016). A total of 240 patients who were clinically diagnosed with Oral Lichen Planus from a total of 5 studies with 3 randomized control trials and 2 clinical trials were included for this review. Result: Tacrolimus belongs to macrolide family and is caused by streptomycin tukubaensis. It inhibits the activation and proliferation of T-lymphocytes by inhibiting the phosphatase activity of calcineurin. The articles used for the review conclude that the application of Topical Tacrolimus helps in the alleviation of all clinical symptoms in over 80% of the patients under study.