Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) - 0.1% (30g)

Protopic Ointment

TACROLIMUS

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Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) is applied to the skin as a treatment for eczema (also called atopic dermatitis). It belongs to a group of medications called calcineurin inhibitors, and its mode of action involves reducing the activity of the immune system, and preventing the production of substances which cause eczema.

Brand Name : Protopic Ointment
Active Ingredients : TACROLIMUS
Manufacturer : Astellas
Country of Origin : Turkey
Intended Patient : Unisex
Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) - 0.1% (30g) Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) - 0.1% (30g)
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Description


Main Use Active Ingredient Marketed Name
Eczema Tacrolimus Monohydrate Protopic Ointment

The information on this product's packaging is Turkish language only.

Uses
Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) is applied to the skin as a treatment for eczema (also called atopic dermatitis). It belongs to a group of medications called calcineurin inhibitors, and its mode of action involves reducing the activity of the immune system, and preventing the production of substances which cause eczema.

This helps to provide relief from itchiness, redness and scaly rashes which occur as a result of eczema. Doctors prescribe it as a short term treatment for eczema, and it may also be used intermittently on a long term basis to help manage this condition. Recently, some patients have used it to treat vitiligo.

Dosage and Administration
Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) needs to be applied exactly as your doctor tells you. This ointment should be applied to areas of skin affected by eczema, and it is generally only used for short periods of time. In some cases, patients may be told to repeat treatment, while taking breaks in between treatment periods. It is likely that your doctor will tell you to apply the least amount of ointment possible required to control your symptoms, and you will also be told to avoid swimming or bathing right after applying the ointment, so as to prevent washing it off.

Side effects
Applying Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) to the skin can sometimes cause side effects, including:

  • Acne
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pain affecting the muscles or back
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles
  • Redness, stinging or irritation of the skin

If you are concerned about any side effects, consult your doctor. Serious reactions are possible in patients undergoing treatment with this ointment, however, this is considered to be rare. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice cold sores, sings of a skin infection, inflammation of the limbs, crusting, severe burning or any other signs of a serious reaction.

Precautions
This ointment is generally not recommended for patients affected by a genetic disorder known as Netherton's syndrome. Also, patients with a weakened immune system may be told not to use it.

Patients are generally only told to use this ointment if treatment with other medications has proven unsuccessful. Long term treatment with this product has not been proven to be safe. In rare cases, patients treated with this medicine have experienced skin cancer or lymphoma, however, it is not yet known whether or not this was caused by the ointment. Therefore, you are advised to discuss the risks of treatment with your doctor.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

Always use Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

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