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Tacrolimus (ta-KROE-li-mus) ointment is used for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. This is a skin condition where there is itching, redness and inflammation, much like an allergic reaction. Tacrolimus helps to suppress these symptoms which are a reaction caused by the body's immune system. It can be used for short-term or long-term intermittent treatment. It is often used when other types of treatment are not working or not tolerated by the patient.
|Protopic 0.03% 30 gm - 1 Tube
|Protopic 0.03% 30 gm - 2 Tubes
|Protopic 0.03% 30 gm - 3 Tubes
|Protopic 0.10% 30 gm - 1 Tube
|Protopic 0.10% 30 gm - 2 Tubes
|Protopic 0.10% 30 gm - 3 Tubes
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Protopic Directions To Use
Protopic is for adults and children age 2 years and older. Protopic may be used for short or intermittent long periods of treatment, as directed by your doctor. You can use it on all affected areas of your skin, including your face and neck.Use Protopic exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Protopic Warnings and Side Effects
Avoid sunlight and sun lamps, tanning beds, and treatment with UVA or UVB light. If you need to be outdoors after applying Protopic, wear loose fitting clothing that protects the treated area from the sun. In addition, ask your doctor what other type of protection from the sun you should use.
The most common side effects of Protopic include stinging, soreness, a burning feeling, or itching of the skin treated with Protopic. These side effects are usually mild to moderate, are more common during the first few days of treatment, and typically lessen as your skin heals. Less common side effects include acne, swollen or infected hair follicles, headache, increased sensitivity of the skin to hot or cold temperatures, or flu-like symptoms such as stuffy nose. Some people may get skin tingling, upset stomach, herpes zoster (chicken pox or shingles), or muscle pain. While you are using Protopic, drinking alcohol may cause the skin or face to become flushed or red and feel hot. Call your doctor if side effects continue or become a problem.
Protopic Missed Dose
Apply Protopic as soon as you can remember.
Store Protopic at room temperature (59E to 86EF). Never leave Protopic in your car in cold or hot weather. Make sure the cap on the tube is tightly closed. Keep Protopic out of the reach of children.
An overdose with Protopic is highly unlikely to occur. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Protopic More Information
Do not use Protopic for a condition for which it was not prescribed. If you have any concerns about Protopic, ask your doctor. Your doctor or pharmacist can give you information about Protopic that was written for health care professionals.
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