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Protopic - Tacrolimus 0.03% (10 gm Tube)

Protopic

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PROTOPIC is used as topical formulation of tacrolimus. It work as an immunosuppressant and indicated to deal recurrence or worsening (flare-ups) of moderate to severe eczema, an itchy red rash of the skin or atopic dermatitis. Here ‘Atopic’ is to be understood as the dermatitis is allied with an allergic reaction. Generally this ointment is well tolerated and effectively used particularly in population of patients aged two years and above who do not adequately responsive or shown intolerance to conventional treatments such as locally applied corticosteroids. Safe use of this medication is not established in pediatric patients below two year of age.


Clinical Trial Results for PROTOPIC


Based on clinical studies for assessing efficacy of PROTOPIC ointment to manage signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis by severity strata in the adult population is positive. However, the findings of the epidemiological studies reveal a lower risk of cancer among persons with a medical history of severe disease. Overall it is a safer way of treating patients as they appear to have lower tacrolimus exposure.

Quantity Strength Unit Price Price Cart
3 Tube Protopic 0.03% (10 gm Tube) $12.33 $36.99
6 Tube Protopic 0.03% (10 gm Tube) $12.17 $72.99
3 Tube Protopic 0.1% Ointment (10 gm Tube) $26.00 $77.99
6 Tube Protopic 0.1% Ointment (10 gm Tube) $26.00 $155.99

Details

PROTOPIC belongs to a class of medicines called topical calcineurin inhibitors used to treat various type of atopic dermatitis where other conventional treatments have failed or not well tolerated. It comes in an ointment form that contains tacrolimus as active substance. Adding to it, inactive Ingredients present in this ointment include mineral oil, paraffin, propylene carbonate, white petrolatum and white wax. PROTOPIC Ointment is available in two strengths:

  1. Only PROTOPIC Ointment 0.03% that is suitable to use in children between 2 to 15 years. 

  2. Either PROTOPIC Ointment 0.03% or 0.1% is advised by doctor according to the condition in adults and children 16 years and older.

FAQ about PROTOPIC

Who should never use this ointment?

This ointment is not recommended for childrens below 2 years of age and for people allergic to PROTOPIC Ointment or anything in it. You should also discuss all about your skin diseases with your doctor prior starting PROTOPIC ointment. You should tell your doctor:

  1. if you have history of Netherton’s syndrome (a rare inherited condition). 

  2. have any infection on your skin including chicken pox or herpes. 

  3. have been told you have a weakened immune system. 

  4. are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.

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best product for atopic dermatitis
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Protopic is the best product which helps me to decrease Cell activity in the body immune system and slow down the growth of atopic dermatitis (Posted on 2/25/18)
Great medicine to treat atopic dermatitis
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Protopic is the great drug which i was used to solve the problem of itchy red skin and atopic dermatitis. (Posted on 2/19/18)

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Additional Information

Generic Tacrolimus (ta kroe li mus)
Strength Protopic - Tacrolimus 0.03% (10 gm Tube)
Dosage

PROTOPIC Ointment should be used exactly as indicated by your doctor. It should only be applied on skin areas that have eczema. Patients are advised to use thin layer of ointment on the affected skin with smallest amount which is required to control symptoms. Usually applying two times a day is enough for maintaining signs. Keep ointment out of the reach of children at a moisture free place.

Side Effects

Possible Side Effects of PROTOPIC •Some of the common side effects of PROTOPIC ointment are skin burn and stinging sensation, itching etc. Usually the frequency of this side effects may be mild to moderate which are most commonly appears in the first few days of treatment. • Other side effects of PROTOPIC ointment are acne, headache, infected hair follicles or swollen, increased sensitivity to temperature change, or flu-like symptoms, tingling, stomach disturbance, muscle pain, skin infections including cold sores, chicken pox or shingles and swollen glands (enlarged lymph nodes). In case you have a skin infection or if side effects continue to bother you, please consult your doctor. • During treatment with PROTOPIC ointment consuming alcohol may adversely affect the skin or face to become flushed or red and feel hot. • Talk to your doctor immediately if: o the symptoms worsen after using PROTOPIC Ointment o after applying PROTOPIC ointment if any new infection develops on your skin o even after 6 weeks of treatment if your signs does not improve you should check your symptoms once again as sometimes other skin diseases can look like eczema.

Precaution

Precautions for reducing risks

• PROTOPIC Ointment should be used for short periods and in case required treatment may be repeated with some interval.

• PROTOPIC ointment use should be stopped as soon as the signs of eczema i.e. itching, rash, and redness vanish or as directed by your doctor.

• Wash your hands prior applying PROTOPIC and appliers are instructed to remove any ointment left over from the hands by washing hands using hand-wash or soap.

• As skin of patients suffering from eczema can be very dry so it is important to keep up good skin care practices. However, you should keep some precaution in applying moisturizers or cream. You should apply them after PROTOPIC ointment.

• You should not use tanning beds or any ultra - violet skin treatment during treatment with PROTOPIC Ointment.

• You should also limit sun exposure during this treatment even when the medicine is not used as it may affect your skin. Wear loose and fully covered cloths if you have to go out in sun.

• Protect eyes or mouth from PROTOPIC Ointment. Do not swallow PROTOPIC ointment.

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best product for atopic dermatitis
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Protopic is the best product which helps me to decrease Cell activity in the body immune system and slow down the growth of atopic dermatitis (Posted on 2/25/18)
Great medicine to treat atopic dermatitis
Review by Aliana
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Protopic is the great drug which i was used to solve the problem of itchy red skin and atopic dermatitis. (Posted on 2/19/18)

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