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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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How risky is protopic used around eyes area for eczema. Worried about the lymphoma risk listed in medication side effects.

How risky is protopic used around eyes area for eczema.  Worried about the lymphoma risk listed in medication side effects.

No lymphoma risk: More recent studies fail to associate protopic with lymphoma. Tacrolimus orally in large doses permits organ transplants with some risks including lymphoma. FDA sometimes will err on the side of the most miniscule risks, otherwise known as CYA. ...Read more

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I use protopic(just dab)for skin issue on side of mouth. Is it harmful for my 5mnth old if when I cuddle him, he accidentaly comes in contact with it?

I use protopic(just dab)for skin issue on side of mouth. Is it harmful for my 5mnth old if when I cuddle him, he accidentaly comes in contact with it?

No: Protopic , despite the Black Box warnings, is quite safe even applied directly on a 5-month old. It is unfortunate that the Black Box warning and its high cost have prevented it from being more commonly used for skin conditions particularly atopic dermatitis. ...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

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What's your pref. Treatment 4 body/vulvar lichensclerosis? Clobetasol, protopic, or something else?

What's your pref. Treatment 4 body/vulvar  lichensclerosis? Clobetasol, protopic, or something else?

Clobetasol: Treating lichen sclerosis generally requires a highly potent steroid like clobetasol. This is an especially good choice when lichen sclerosis is located on the vulva as clobetasol will not cause any long term skin changes to this fragile tissue area. ...Read more

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What's your pref. Treatment 4 body/vulvar lichensclerosis? Clobetasol, protopic, or something else?

What's your pref. Treatment 4 body/vulvar  lichensclerosis? Clobetasol, protopic, or something else?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids would be first line treatment but this condition is difficult to control in some people. Injections of kenalog (triamcinolone) may be more effective and pro topic ointment could be used intermittently with the steroids to miniimize thinning of the skin. An old treatment which needs to be compounded is 2% testosterone propionate in aquaphor which does not cause thinning of the skin. ...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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What does protopic ointment cream do for you?

Blocks chemicals: 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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Does protopic ointment lighten skin in any way? Please, need some answers?

Does protopic ointment lighten skin in any way? Please, need some answers?

Discoloration yes: Lightened skin is not mentioned specifically. More likely is that the underlying eczema for which protopic was used could be responsible. ...Read more

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What does protopic ointment cream do to the skin?

What does protopic ointment cream do to the skin?

Anti-inflammatory: Acts as a mid-strength cortisone but not a cortisone. Especially useful for eyelid eczema. Very effective with no risk of cataracts or glaucoma or perioral dermatitis. Also used for chronic genital conditions because it does not cause atrophy. Recently generic, the rediculous price may come down next year. Not a cream, only ointment. 2 strengths, for children and adults. ...Read more

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Does protopic ointment help reduce psoriasis plaques or make them go away?

Does protopic ointment help reduce psoriasis plaques or make them go away?

Protopic Ointment: Here's a dilemma: you need to treat psoriasis on an area where strong topical steroids may be a problem, but milder corticosteroids are ineffective. What do you do? One easy solution is to use a non-steroid topical medication like Protopic ointment. ...Read more