Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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What is Protopic Ointment used for?
Protopic Ointment is a topical medication prescribed as a second-line therapy for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis among non-immunocompromised adults and children who did not respond adequately to other pharmacological treatments. This can be used for short-term and non-continuous chronic treatment. This is classified as a topical calcineurin inhibitor.
You may use this for other medical conditions not included in the Protopic Ointment Uses provided that it is prescribed by a physician.
Protopic Ointment generic name is Tacrolimus. This is available in Protopic Ointment 0.03% and 0.10%.
How does Protopic Ointment work?
The exact action of how this medication works on atopic dermatitis has not been determined yet. However, it is known to have immunosuppressive properties, and it expresses its action through the inhibition of gene expression among target cells.
How to use Protopic Ointment
Before using this topical drug for the first time, make sure to read the medication guide or prescription leaflet. You should know how to use this medication and what to expect while on this treatment.
This Ointment is usually applied on the skin twice a day or as directed by the doctor. Apply and rub it gently on the affected areas. Do not take a bath or go swimming right after application. You should also not put any cover or bandages on top of it. Avoid applying this ointment on open wounds and infected areas.
Protopic Ointment Side Effects
Common Side Effects
- Mild stinging or burning on the affected area
- Minimal soreness
- Skin itching Protopic side effects caused by this topical drug are usually localized and mild. If they get worse or last longer than expected, you should report them to your physician. You must also report serious undesirable effects, such as:
- Stomach upset
- Flu-like symptoms
- Unusual tiredness
- Muscle and joint pain
- Skin infections
- Chest pain
Precautions when using Protopic Ointment
Using this prescription ointment can be contraindicated for people with certain types of cancer, swollen lymph nodes, herpes, shingles, kidney disease, or who are undergoing light therapy. When using this drug, you should also be careful with using other drugs because of possible drug interactions.
Never use this ointment if you have a known hypersensitivity to tacrolimus or any of the ingredients this product contains. Signs of severe hypersensitivity usually include severe dizziness, itching, hives, swelling of the face, and trouble breathing. Seek emergency assistance immediately if any allergic reactions occur.
This topical medication should only be used during pregnancy and lactation if the benefits outweigh all possible risks. This is because it has not been established whether this drug can harm fetuses and nursing children.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How fast does Protopic Ointment work?
For most users, this topical drug works well if administered as early as the symptoms appear. Usually, it would take a week to notice improvements in the skin condition.
Is Protopic Ointment safe for the face?
Yes, this ointment is safe to apply to the face, neck, and flexural areas. You must only avoid areas near the eyes, mouth, or inside nose.
Can I use a moisturizer with Protopic Ointment?
You may apply your moisturizer after applying this prescription ointment. Just remember to allow the medication to be absorbed before applying other products.
Does Protopic Ointment weaken the immune system?
Using this topical medication should not affect the immune system. However, prolonged use of this drug can increase the potential of experiencing immunosuppressive effects, which could lead to cutaneous infections.
How long should I use Protopic Ointment?
This type of medication must not be used for a long period of time. This is usually prescribed for only six weeks at a time.
Can Protopic Ointment damage the skin?
Protopic Ointment (generic name: tacrolimus) is supposed to heal skin conditions. However, using this drug in larger doses or longer than prescribed can lead to skin irritation and the appearance of sores.
Is Protopic available over the counter?
When purchasing Protopic 0.1% or 0.3% tacrolimus, you must present a prescription. This should be issued by a medical doctor or any licensed medical professional.
Protopic Ointment, Tacroz Forte
20g, 40g, 60g
Ointment, Topical Ointment
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