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What are the side effects associated with protopic?

What are the side effects associated with protopic?

Skin burning: If you are talking about the ointment, the most common side effect is mild burning of the skin for a short while after use. This drug has not been approved for use in children under age two. ...Read more

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Does this protopic really work?

Does this protopic really work?

Protopic: Tacrolimus ointment is used to treat the symptoms of eczema (atopic dermatitis; a skin disease that causes the skin to be dry and itchy and to sometimes develop red, scaly rashes) in patients who cannot use other medications for their condition or whose eczema has not responded to another medication. Tacrolimus is in a class of medications called topical calcineurin inhibitors. It is effective. ...Read more

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Is protopic dangerous if used indefinitely?

Is protopic dangerous if used indefinitely?

Yes: Protopic is an immunosuppressive topical medication which can increase the risk of developing skin cancer in sun exposed areas such as the face if used continuously for 2 years. It is recommended that you limit the use to only active flareups and take a break prior to reuse. For some conditions such as psoriasis, a maintenance dose of twice weekly applications are used. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does protopic help clear up peri oral demitits?

Does protopic help clear up peri oral demitits?

It can but it can: be very irritating at first. Your derm or doctor should have you mix it with a steroid cream for 1-2 weeks and then it can be used alone. It is not my first line of treatment for Perioral derm, but in recalcitrant cases it can help ...Read more

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How long can I use protopic on my face?

How long can I use protopic on my face?

Short term: You should not use for more than 6 weeks according to drug information. Given potential for toxicity you should discuss with provider. ...Read more

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How long can you use protopic for eczema?

How long can you use protopic for eczema?

For a long time: Products like Protopic are used most effectively and safely if they are used intermittently along with other alternate treatments such as topical steroids. ...Read more

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Can you help me I want to know if protopic ointment is a cortisteroid, or better or worse?

Can you help me I want to know if protopic ointment is a cortisteroid, or better or worse?

Different: Some people with ezcema respond well to steroid ointments.. Others don't. Protopic works by stopping the immune system from releasing certain chemicals which can trigger the ezcema reaction. .. Different from steroids. ...Read more

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Can protopic be used on the neck?

Can protopic be used on the neck?

Protopic Ointment: As an ointment (protopic), tacrolimus is used in the treatment of eczema, particularly atopic dermatitis. It suppresses inflammation in a similar way to steroids, and is equally as effective as a mid-potency steroid. An important advantage of tacrolimus is that unlike steroids, it does not cause skin thinning (atrophy), or other steroid related side-effects. Yes, it can be used on the neck. ...Read more